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Berry, William Michael (Lord Hartwell)

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Businessmen


1911 - Michael Berry was born on the 28th of May. British newspaper businessman.

1933 - Graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

1934 - He was editor of the Glasgow Sunday.

1937 - He was managing editor of the Financial Times.

1938 - He gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the service of the City of London Yeomanry.

1944 - He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

1945 - He was invested as a Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.).

1948 - He wrote and published the book Party Choice.

1954 - He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, with a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree.

         - He was chairman and editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph.

1963 - He married Lady Pamela Margaret Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Sir Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead and Margaret Eleanor Furneaux.

1968 - He was director and deputy chairman of London Weekend Television.

         - He was created  Baron Hartwell, of Peterborough Court in the City of London on January 19th.

1992 - He wrote and published the book  William Camrose, Giant of Fleet Street.

1995 - He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Berry on February 15th.

2001 - William Michael Berry died on 3rd of April at the age 89.


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