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  1. Arthur Christopher John Soames, Baron Soames, GCMG, GCVO, CH, CBE, PC (12 October 1920 – 16 September 1987) was a British Conservative politician who served as a European Commissioner and the last Governor of Southern Rhodesia. He was previously Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford from 1950 to 1966. He held several government posts and attained Cabinet rank.

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    Soames was born in Penn, Buckinghamshire, England, the son of Captain Arthur Granville Soames (the brother of Olave Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide, both descendants of a brewing family which had joined the landed gentry) by his marriage to Hope Mary Woodbine Parish. His parents divorced while he was a boy, and his mother married as her second husb...

    After military service during the Second World War, Soames served as the Assistant Military Attaché in Paris. He was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bedford from 1950 to 1966 and served under Sir Anthony Eden as Under-Secretary of State for Air from 1955 to 1957 and under Harold Macmillan as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Ad...

    Lord Soames married Mary Churchill, the youngest child of Winston Churchill and Clementine Hozier, on 11 February 1947. They had five children: 1. The Rt Hon. Sir Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames (b. 12 February 1948) – Conservative Member of Parliament and former Shadow Secretary of State for Defence 2. The Hon. Emma Mary Soames (b. 6 September 1949...

    Lord Soames died from pancreatitis, aged 66. His ashes were buried within the Churchill plot at St Martin's Church, Bladon, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

    1920–1950: Mr Christopher Soames
    1950–1955: Mr Christopher Soames MP
    1955–1958: Mr Christopher Soames CBEMP
    1958–1966: The Rt Hon. Christopher Soames CBEMP
    Jago, Michael Rab Butler: The Best Prime Minister We Never Had?, Biteback Publishing 2015 ISBN 978-1849549202
    Stevan Pavlowitch, Apologising for the Empire, Oxford University Press, England (1996)
    Claire Sanderson, Perfide Albion ? L’affaire Soames et les arcanes de la diplomatie britannique, Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2011.
  2. Mini Bio (1) Christopher Soames was born on October 12, 1920 in Penn, Buckinghamshire, England. He is known for Farming (1957), These Twenty-Five Years (1977) and The Referendum Result (1975). He was married to Lady Mary Soames. He died on September 16, 1987 in Odiham, Hampshire, England. Family (1) Spouse

  3. Christopher Soames, Self: Farming. Christopher Soames was born on October 12, 1920 in Penn, Buckinghamshire, England. He is known for Farming (1957), These Twenty-Five Years (1977) and The Referendum Result (1975). He was married to Lady Mary Soames. He died on September 16, 1987 in Odiham, Hampshire, England.

    • Christopher Soames
    • September 16, 1987
    • October 12, 1920
  4. Oct 01, 2019 · Arthur Christopher John Soames, Baron Soames, GCMG GCVO CH CBE PC. Birthdate: October 12, 1920. Birthplace: Ashwell Manor, Penn, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Death: September 16, 1987 (66) Odiham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom (pancreatitis) Place of Burial:

    • October 12, 1920
    • St Martin Churchyard, Oxfordshire, England
  5. Christopher Soames. 26 December 1686– Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. The Life Summary of Christopher. When Christopher Soames was christened on 26 December 1686, in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Soames, was 33 and his mother, Mary Bennet, was 26. Photos and Memories(0)

  6. In 1950, Christopher Soames was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bedford. During Churchill's second term as Prime Minister (1951-55), he served as Churchill's Parliamentary Private Secretary; and, when Churchill had his stroke in 1953, he did much to keep the government going.

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