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Winston Spencer-Churchill (10 October 1940 – 2 March 2010), generally known as Winston Churchill, was an English Conservative politician and a grandson of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955.
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Churchill was born at Chequers five months to the day after his grandfather became Prime Minister, a year into the Second World War. He was educated at Eton College and at Christ Church, Oxford. His famous grandfather died in 1965, and his father died three years afterward.
Before becoming a Member of Parliament, he was a journalist, notably in the Middle East during the Six-Day War, during which time he met numerous Israeli politicians, including Moshe Dayan, and published a book recounting the war. During the 1960s he covered conflicts in Yemen and Borneo as well as the Vietnam War. In 1968, he visited Czechoslovakia to record the Prague Spring. In the early 1970s at Biafra, Nigeria, he witnessed both war and famine. The indiscriminate bombing of civilians was an outrage to him, in trouble spots including Communist China, and the collapse of Antonio Salazar's authoritarian regime in Portugal. Like other members of his family, he began a lecture tour of the United States. When the Democratic Convention was held in the wake of public assassinations at Chicago in 1968 he was attacked by the police. In 1965, he became a member of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Amer...
Churchill was not able to take up his grandfather's parliamentary seat at Woodford in Essex when he stepped down at the 1964 general election, three months before his death at the age of 69. However, he was at the centre of the Conservative campaign: despite being quite inexperienced in politics, he had been appointed as Edward Heath's personal assistant. Heath was already a senior cabinet minister, and the following year was elected leader of the party following the resignation of Alec Douglas-Home, who lost the general election to Labour and Harold Wilson. Churchill's first attempt to enter Parliament was at the 1967 Manchester Gorton by-election. In spite of the unpopularity of the incumbent Labour government, he lost, but only by 577 votes. When visiting an engineering firm he was met by a Rommel gag,[nb 2] highlighting, as his father had told him, the comparative disadvantage in his name...
Churchill was the son of Randolph Churchill (1911–1968), the only son of Sir Winston Churchill, and of Randolph's wife Pamela Digby (1920–1997), later to become famous as Pamela Harriman. His parents divorced in 1945. His father married June Osborne: their daughter was Arabella Churchill(1949–2007). Churchill's first marriage, in July 1964, was to Mary "Minnie" Caroline d'Erlanger, the daughter of the banker Sir Gerard John Regis d'Erlanger and granddaughter of Baron Emile Beaumont d'Erlanger.The couple had four children. Churchill's second marriage, to Luce Engelen, a Belgian-born jewellery maker, lasted from 1997 until his death.
Churchill lived in Belgravia, London, where he died aged 69 on 2 March 2010 from prostate cancer, from which he had suffered for the last two years of his life.First Journey(1964)Six Day War(1967), co-written with his father, Randolph Churchill.Defending the West(1981)Memories and Adventures(1989)Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill at IMDbAppearances on C-SPAN
Mar 02, 2010 · Winston S. Churchill 1940-2010. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL 10 October 1940 – 2 March 2010 LONDON, MARCH 2ND– It is with great sadness that the Churchill family announces the death of Winston S. Churchill after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 69 and died peacefully at home in London.
Winston Churchill Jr. was born on October 10, 1940 in Halton, Buckinghamshire, England as Winston Spencer Churchill. He is known for his work on The Complete Churchill (1992), This Week (1956) and A Week in Politics (1982). He was married to Luce Danielson and Mary Caroline d'Erlanger. He died on March 2, 2010 in London, England.
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Nov 30, 2010 · Winston Churchill, British statesman who as prime minister of the United Kingdom rallied British people during World War II and led the country from the brink of defeat to victory. He was a gifted journalist, a biographer, a historian, a talented painter, and an orator of rare power.
Sir Winston Churchill, son of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, and grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 26 October 1951 – 6 April 1955 and 10 May 1940 – 26 July 1945. In 1908, Churchill married Clementine Hozier, the daughter of Sir Henry and Lady Blanche Hozier.