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The Lord Patten of Barnes

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28th Governor of Hong Kong
In office
19 July 1992 – 30 June 1997
Monarch Elizabeth II
Chief Secretary Sir David Ford
Anson Chan
Preceded by David Wilson
Succeeded by Tung Chee-hwa (as Chief Executive of Hong Kong)
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
28 November 1990 – 11 May 1992
Leader John Major
Preceded by Kenneth Baker
Succeeded by Norman Fowler
Personal details
Born
Christopher Francis Patten

12 May 1944 (1944-05-12) (age 76)
Cleveleys, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Lavender Thornton (m. 1971)
Children
  • Kate
  • Laura
  • Alice
Education St Benedict's School
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
Signature
Chris Patten
Chinese 彭定康

Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH, PC (Chinese: 彭定康; born 12 May 1944) is a British politician. He is the 28th and final Governor of Hong Kong from 19 July 1992 until the end of British administration over the territory on 30 June 1997. He has been a Conservative member of the House of Lords since 2005. He represented Bath in the House of Commons from 1979 to 1992.


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