- Patrick Mayhew
He was educated at
Tonbridge Schooland Balliol College, Oxford. He was called to the Barfrom the Middle Templein 1955.
1983as Sir Patrick Mayhew, he was Solicitor General for England and Walesfrom 1983to 1987, and then Attorney General for England and Walesfrom 1987to 1992. He was Secretary of State for Northern Irelandfrom 1992to 1997, the longest anyone has served in this office.On 12 June 1997, he was made Baron Mayhew of Twysden, of Kilndown in the County of Kent.
Mayhew has Irish connections. His mother was a Roche, the family name of the lords of
Fermoy. This caused an Irish negotiator to refer to him as "a West Cork Brit".
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