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Monday, March 13, 2006

John Dennis Profumo, CBE

(Baron) John Dennis Profumo, CBE, 5th Baron (in the Kingdom of Sardinia); British politician and charity worker; sometime Secertary of State for War in the Macmillan Adminstration; b. 30 Jan 1915; d. 9 March 2006. He was a son of Baron Albert Profumo, KC, 4th holder of the title, and brother of Mary Profumo (d. 6 Jan 1999), afterwards Baroness Balfour of Inchrye, wife of the 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye, MC, PC (d. 1988). Jack Profumo married the actress Valerie Hobson (d. 1998), former wife of the film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, 4th Baronet (1904-2003), by whom he had a son, David.

The Daily Telepgraph obituary states: "After resigning from office Profumo did not withdraw from an active social life. The Queen Mother was a friend, and the Profumos were regular guests at Clarence House. When the film Scandal (about the Keeler affair) came out in 1989, they were due to be guests at Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava's dinner for the Queen Mother. They offered not to attend, but the Queen Mother insisted on their presence".

At last years 80th birthday party for Baroness Thatcher he sat next to the Queen.

Source: BBC News

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