James Callaghan
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Leonard James Callaghan (1912 - 2005)

Leonard James (James) "Lord Callaghan of Cardiff" Callaghan
Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 28 Jul 1938 in Maidstone, Kent, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Ringmer, East Sussex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Mar 2015
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Preceded by
Harold Wilson
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
5 April 1976 - 4 May 1979
Succeeded by
Margaret Thatcher


Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC, often known as Jim Callaghan, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980. Callaghan is to date the only politician in history to have served in all four of the "Great Offices of State", having been Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1964 to 1967, Home Secretary from 1967 to 1970, and Foreign Secretary from 1974, until his appointment as Prime Minister in 1976.

James died in Ringmer, Sussex on 26 March 2005, and his ashes were scattered at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London[1].

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  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #10685615

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