David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech

David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech

Born May 20, 1918

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1918 Birth Born in 1918.


1939 21 Years Old In 1939 he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1939, served in the 'Phantom' reconnaissance unit and worked with airborne and other special units. … Read More


1948 30 Years Old In 1948 he was commissioned a Major in the Shropshire Yeomanry, but left in 1950.
1950 32 Years Old At the 1950 general election he was elected as Member of Parliament for Oswestry, which he remained until 1961.
1956 38 Years Old Under Prime Minister Anthony Eden he served briefly, from November 1956 to January 1957, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and under Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was from 1957 to 1961 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. … Read More


1963 45 Years Old 1 More Event
However the friendship of Ormsby-Gore and Macmillan with John Kennedy helped secure the first Test-Ban Treaty in 1963. … Read More
1965 47 Years Old Ormsby-Gore retired as Ambassador in 1965, a year after his father died, and took his seat in the House of Lords as Lord Harlech, briefly also holding the position of deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. … Read More


1969 51 Years Old 1 More Event
He had an active interest in the avant-garde, and for nearly ten years, beginning in 1969, was patron of the Institute for Research in Art and Technology. In 1940 Lord Harlech married Sylvia Thomas, daughter of Hugh Lloyd Thomas. They had five children, sons Julian and Francis, and daughters Jane, Victoria, and Alice. The older son, Julian, died of gunshot wounds in 1974, an apparent suicide. Alice, the youngest daughter, became engaged to rock guitarist Eric Clapton in 1969. … Read More


1985 67 Years Old He died in a car crash at Montford Bridge near Shrewsbury in 1985, aged 66. … Read More
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