The Full Wiki

John Morris, Baron Morris of Aberavon: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Right Honourable
 The Lord Morris of Aberavon 
KG PC QC


In office
2 May 1997 – 29 July 1999
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Nicholas Lyell
Succeeded by The Lord Williams of Mostyn

In office
5 March 1974 – 4 May 1979
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
James Callaghan
Preceded by Peter Thomas
Succeeded by Nicholas Edwards

Member of Parliament
for Aberavon
In office
8 October 1959 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by William George Cove
Succeeded by Hywel Francis

Born 5 November 1931 (1931-11-05) (age 78)
Capel Bangor, United Kingdom
Political party Labour
Alma mater University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

John Morris, Baron Morris of Aberavon, KG, PC, QC (born 5 November 1931) is a retired British politician. He was a Labour Member of Parliament (MP) from 1959 to 2001 and Secretary of State for Wales from 1974 to 1979.

Contents

Background and education

Morris was born in Capel Bangor, Aberystwyth in the County of Ceredigion. He was educated at Ardwyn School, the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Professional career

Morris was a barrister and was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in 1954. He practised at 2 Bedford Row Chambers, took silk in 1973 and was made a Bencher of Gray's Inn in 1984. Between 1982 and 1997 Morris was a Recorder of the Crown Court.

Political career

He represented Aberavon as its Labour MP from 1959 and was the longest serving Welsh MP until his retirement in 2001, when he was succeeded by Hywel Francis.

He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Transport, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, Secretary of State for Wales between 5 March 1974 and 4 May 1979 and returned to Government as the Attorney General for England and Wales and Northern Ireland between 1997 and 1999. As such, he was one of only a small handful of Labour ministers to hold office under Harold Wilson, James Callaghan and Tony Blair.

Honours

He was created a life peer as Baron Morris of Aberavon, of Aberavon in the County of West Glamorgan and of Ceredigion in the County of Dyfed, in 2001, made Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed a year later and created a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 2003.

Lord Morris of Aberavon has been Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan since 2002, succeeding fellow Labour politician Lord Merlyn-Rees. He is also President of the London Welsh Trust and a member of the Council of the Prince of Wales Trust (Wales).

External links

References

Offices held

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Cove
Member of Parliament for Aberavon
19592001
Succeeded by
Hywel Francis
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Thomas
Secretary of State for Wales
1974–1979
Succeeded by
Nicholas Edwards
Legal offices
Preceded by
Nicholas Lyell
Attorney General for England and Wales
1997–1999
Succeeded by
The Lord Williams of Mostyn
Attorney General for Northern Ireland
1997–1999
Honorary titles
Preceded by
David Courtenay Mansel Lewis
Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed
2002–2006
Succeeded by
Robin William Lewis
Academic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Merlyn-Rees
Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan
2002–present
Incumbent
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message