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Powell, [John] Enoch

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician, Scholars


Classical scholar, poet, brigadier and politician

1930–1933 Trinity College, Cambridge

1937 appointed Professor of Greek at Sydney University

1939 joins the army as a private

1941 posted to Cairo as a lieutenant

1942 promoted lieutenant-colonel

1943 posted to India

1950–1974 Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West

1955–1957 Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government

1957–1958 Financial Secretary to the Treasury

1960–1963 Minister of Health

1965 ran against Edward Heath for leadership of Conservative Party

1968 made a controversial speech in Birmingham (a.k.a. "Rivers of Blood Speech"), calling for an end to New-Commonwealth immigration

1974 left the Conservative Party because it had taken the UK into the EEC

1974–1987 Ulster Unionist MP for South Down

1994 published his translation of St. Matthew's Gospel


Enoch Powell: Life and Views


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