Friday, March 09, 2012

Baron St John of Fawsley, PC (1929-2012)

The Baron St John of Fawsley, the former Conservative MP as Norman St John-Stevas, died 2 March, 2012, aged 82. He served as Arts Minister (1979-81) and Leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1979-81) in the administration of  Margaret Thatcher and later served as Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission. His Who’s Who entry reveals that Norman Anthony Francis St John-Stevas was the only son of an engineer and company director, Stephen Stevas, and his wife, Kitty St John O’Connor, and that he was born in London, 18 May 1929.


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