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James Ramsden M.P. Harrogate Signed 1970 letter

James Ramsden M.P. Harrogate Signed 1970 letter

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James Ramsden M.P. Harrogate Signed 1970 letter

Wiki:"Ramsden was born in Liverpool in 1923,[ the son of Captain Edward Ramsden and his wife Geraldine. His father was a brother of George Taylor Ramsden, a Coalition Unionist MP for Elland, while his mother was a sister of brothers Sir Frank O'Brien Wilson (a Royal Navy officer and early settler of Kenya) and Sir Murrough John Wilson (a Conservative MP for Richmond, Yorkshire). During the Second World War, he served as a lieutenant with the King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Political career
Ramsden sat as Member of Parliament for Harrogate from 1954 to 1974. He served under Harold Macmillan as Under-Secretary of State and Financial Secretary for War from 1960 to 1963 and under Sir Alec Douglas-Home as Secretary of State for War from 1963 to 1964. At the April 1964 reshuffle, the former cabinet positions of First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for Air, along with Ramsden's post, were incorporated into an expanded Ministry of Defence, under the leadership of the new position of Secretary of State for Defence. Ramsden was appointed Minister of State for the Army at the Ministry of Defence, a post he held until the Home government fell in October 1964. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1963."

Condition: Good

Stockref: EF12/9170407

( James Ramsden Autograph Signature)