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us: Younger, Kenneth, 1908-1976

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    • Kenneth Gilmour
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      Younger, Kenneth Gilmour, Sir, 1908-
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    • found: The work of the fifth regular session of the general assembly of the United Nations, 1951: title page (the Honourable Kenneth Younger, M.P., Minister of State)
    • found: In the midst of events: the Foreign Office diaries and papers of Kenneth Younger, February 1950-October 1951, 2005: intro. (Kenneth Gilmour Younger; born on 15 Dec. 1908; died 19 May 1976)
    • found: Changing perspectives in British foreign policy, 1964: title page (Kenneth Younger)
    • found: Fabian international essays, 1957: title page (edited by T.E.M. McKitterick and Kenneth Younger)
    • found: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, via WWW, June 10, 2014 (Younger, Sir Kenneth Gilmour (1908-1976); politician and reformer; born on 15 December 1908 at Colton, Dunfermline, Fife, the second child and younger son of James Younger (1880-1946), later second Viscount Younger of Leckie; in 1930 he obtained a third-class degree in philosophy, politics, and economics; in 1932 he was called to the bar (Inner Temple) and practised up to 1939; during the war he served in the intelligence corps, finishing as a temporary major on the staff of Field Marshal Montgomery; in the general election of 1945 he was returned as Labour member for Grimsby; in December 1945 he was sent as a British alternate delegate to the United Nations, and in 1946 was appointed chairman of the European committee of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration; in 1947 he moved to the Home Office after a brief spell in the Ministry of Civil Aviation; in the parliament of 1950-1951 Younger was minister of state at the Foreign Office under Ernest Bevin and in 1951 he was made a privy councillor; in 1959 he left the House of Commons and shortly afterwards became director of Chatham House-the Royal Institute of International Affairs; from 1966 he was chairman of the Advisory Council on the Penal System; in 1970 he was appointed chairman of the committee of inquiry into privacy; in 1972 he was a member of the committee on Northern Ireland chaired by Lord Diplock, and from 1960 to 1973 was chairman of the Howard League for Penal Reform; in 1968 he was given an honorary doctorate by St John's University, New York, and in 1972 was appointed KBE; he published and edited various Fabian and other essays connected with his public work; A Study in International Affairs (ed. R. P. Morgan, 1972) was compiled in his honour; Younger died at his London home on 19 May 1976)
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