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The Right Honourable
 The Lord Chalfont OBE MC PC

Chalfont during a visit to Germany in 1966.

Born 5 December 1919 (1919-12-05) (age 90)
Birth name Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Occupation Politician

Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont, OBE, MC, PC (born 5 December 1919) is a British politician.

He was a Minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1964 to 1970 and appointed to the Privy Council in the former year. He also authored several military history books regarding various subjects, including the Napoleonic Wars.

Having been created Baron Chalfont, of Llantarnam in the County of Monmouthshire on 11 November 1964,[1] his life peerage is the most senior extant (since the death of Lord Shawcross in 2003), and Lord Chalfont is higher in the order of precedence than several hereditary barons whose inherited titles postdate his.

He contributed an article on The Strategic Defence Initiative to the Conservative Monday Club's October 1985 Conservative Party Conference issue of their newspaper, Right Ahead. Lord Chalfont is a former chairman of the Radio Authority which regulated commercial radio in the UK until its role was absorbed by Ofcom. Lord Chalfont set up the Institute for the Study of Terrorism with Jillian Becker in 1985.

He had been granted a permanent leave of absence which was terminated on 9 June 2008.

References

  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 43492, p. 9821, 17 November 1964. Retrieved on 2009-05-30.

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