- Maurice Macmillan
Maurice Macmillan Born 27 January 1921 Died 10 March 1984(aged 63) Title Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden Spouse(s) Katherine Ormsby-Gore Parents Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton
Lady Dorothy Cavendish
Maurice Victor Macmillan, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden PC (27 January 1921 – 10 March 1984) was a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament. He was the son of Harold Macmillan (who was Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963) and the former Lady Dorothy Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.
Macmillan was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford. He served with the Sussex Yeomanry in Europe in World War II. Like his father, he was Chairman of Macmillan Publishers, as well as a director of two news agencies.
Macmillan contested Seaham at the 1945 election, Lincoln in 1951 and Wakefield at a 1954 by-election. He served on Kensington Borough Council 1949–53. He was elected MP for Halifax at the 1955 election but lost this seat in 1964. He was then elected for Farnham at a 1966 by-election. This latter seat became South West Surrey at the 1983 general election. He served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1970–72, Secretary of State for Employment 1972–73 and Paymaster General 1973–74 under Edward Heath. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1972.
Macmillan married The Honourable Katharine Ormsby-Gore, a daughter of the 4th Baron Harlech, on 22 August 1942; he was for a time the owner of Highgrove House, which now belongs to the Prince of Wales. They had four sons and a daughter:
- The Hon. Alexander Daniel Alan Macmillan, later styled Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, later 2nd Earl of Stockton (born 10 October 1943)
- The Hon. Joshua Edward Andrew Macmillan (1945–1965)
- The Hon. Adam Julian Robert Macmillan (born 1948)
- The Hon. Rachel Mary Georgia Macmillan (1955–1987)
- The Hon. David Maurice Benjamin Macmillan (born 1957)
Upon his father's elevation to the peerage on 10 February 1984 as Earl of Stockton, he acquired the courtesy title Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden. He died suddenly in Westminster, London on 10 March 1984 following a heart operation, aged 63. His father outlived him by nearly three years, dying in December 1986 at the age of 92; his son, Alexander, has held the title 2nd Earl of Stockton since the death of the first Earl.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Maurice Macmillan
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Halifax
Dr Shirley Summerskill
Member of Parliament for Farnham
Constituency abolished New constituency Member of Parliament for South West Surrey
Political offices Preceded by
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Secretary of State for Employment
The Viscount Eccles
Chief Secretaries to the Treasury
Anthony Barber • Tom Boardman • Gordon Campbell • Robert Carr • Lord Carrington • John Davies • Sir Alec Douglas-Home • Ian Gilmour • Edward Heath • Lord Hailsham • Sir Geoffrey Howe • Earl Jellicoe • Patrick Jenkin • Sir Keith Joseph • Iain Macleod • Maurice Macmillan • Reginald Maudling • Michael Noble • John Peyton • James Prior • Francis Pym • Geoffrey Rippon • Margaret Thatcher • Peter Thomas • Peter Walker • Lord Windlesham • William Whitelaw
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