Chris Patten


Born
in Cleveleys, Lancashire, The United Kingdom
May 12, 1944

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Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH

Graduate of Balliol College, University Oxford (1965).

Among his services, appointments, and honors, he served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bath (1979-1992), Minister for Overseas Development at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1986-1989), Secretary of State for the Environment (1989-1992), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1990-1992), Chairman of the Conservative Party (1990-1992), the last Governor of Hong Kong (1992-1997), appointed a Companion of Honour (CH) by Queen Elizabeth II (1998), Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland (1998-1999), Chancellor of Newcastle University (1999-2009), 1999, appointed as one of the UK's two members to the
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Average rating: 3.67 · 551 ratings · 59 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
East and West: The Last Gov...

3.43 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1998 — 13 editions
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Not Quite the Diplomat: Hom...

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First Confession: A Sort of...

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What Next?

3.86 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Cousins and Strangers: Amer...

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East and West by Patten

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Respect For The Earth

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Hong Kong: Transition

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The Tory Case

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“Those of us who had a perfectly happy childhood should be able to sue for deprivation of literary royalties.”
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“Know thyself’ was Socrates’ challenge, a challenge both to personal memory and to honesty.”
Chris Patten, First Confession: A Sort of Memoir



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