Callaghan, James (The Rt. Hon. Baron) - from United Kingdom

ID: 249851
Organization: NATO
Country of meeting: in the year 1974

Politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.

So far the only holder of all four of the Great Offices of State, Callaghan served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1964–1967), Home Secretary (1967–1970) and Foreign Secretary (1974–1976) prior to his appointment as Prime Minister. As Prime Minister, he had some successes, but is mainly remembered for the "Winter of Discontent" of 1978–79. During a very cold winter, his battle with trade unions led to immense strikes that seriously inconvenienced the public, leading to his defeat in the polls by Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher. Callaghan was the last Prime Minister born before the First World War.


Order of the Grater (KG)
Privy Council of the United Kingdom (PC)

Activities in the Orangization:
President of the North Atlantic Council