Douglas Hurd

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Douglas Hurd

Douglas Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell, (born 8 March 1930) is a British Conservative politician who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major from 1979 to 1995. A career diplomat and Private Secretary to Prime Minister Edward Heath, Hurd first entered Parliament in February 1974 as MP for the Mid Oxfordshire constituency (Witney from 1983). His first government post was as Minister for Europe from 1979 to 1983 (being that office's inaugural holder) and he served in several Cabinet roles from 1984 onwards, including Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1984–85), Home Secretary (1985–89) and Foreign Secretary (1989–95). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Hurd has received more than 342,397 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,921st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Douglas Hurd ranks 12,802 out of 14,801Before him are Roland Burris, Philip Dimitrov, Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, Chokri Belaid, Edward Natapei, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. After him are Enele Sopoaga, James M. Cox, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, David Owen, and Dick Quax.

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Among people born in 1930, Douglas Hurd ranks 374Before him are Geeta Dutt, Anthony Harvey, Booker Ervin, Lorraine Hansberry, Lynden Pindling, and Jimmy McLane. After him are Muhal Richard Abrams, Jack Angel, Greg Bell, Stuart Williams, Rolf Harris, and Dolores Huerta.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Douglas Hurd ranks 3,690 out of 5,347Before him are Daisy Ridley (1992), Lionel Tertis (null), Pat Barker (1943), Michael Winterbottom (1961), Nathaniel Parker (1962), and Mary Rand (1940). After him are Les Ferdinand (1966), David O'Leary (1958), Gary Speed (1969), William Dunbar (1460), Tommy Flowers (1905), and Joss Stone (1987).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Douglas Hurd ranks 462Before him are Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer (1964), Rhodri Morgan (1939), Titus Oates (1649), Kenneth Clarke (1940), Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge (1785), and John Ballance (1839). After him are David Owen (1938), Jo Cox (null), Nigel Lawson (1932), Michael Portillo (1953), Denis Healey (1917), and Neil Kinnock (1942).