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Callaghan, Leonard James (Baron Callaghan of Cardiff)

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Born: 1912 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician

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1912 - Born on the 27th of March in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. British politician.

1929 - At the age of 17 he left to work as a clerk for the Inland Revenue.

1931 - Joined the Maidstone branch of Labour Party.

1934 - He was transferred to Inland offices in London.

1937 - Callaghan was appointed as a full-time union official.

1943 - He joined the Royal Navy Patrol Service in World War II, rising to the rank of Lieutenant.

1945 - Assigned to the Indian Fleet and was serving on HMS Elizabeth in the Indian Ocean.

1964 - Served as British Chancellor of the Exchequer.

1967-1970 - Became the British home secretary.

1974 - He served as British foreign secretary.

1976 - Leader of Labor Party.

         - He was the British prime minister.  

1980 - Resigned as leader of the Labour Party in September.

1983 - Became Father of the House as the longest continuously serving member of the Commons.

2005 - On 14th of February, he became the longest-lived British Prime Minister, surpassing Harold Macmillan.

         - He died at his farm in Ringmer, East Sussex on 26th of March, on the eve of his 93rd birthday.

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