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The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

KT GCMG PC FRSA FRSE
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10th Secretary General of NATO
In office
14 October 1999 – 5 January 2004
Preceded by Javier Solana
Succeeded by Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo (Acting)
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
3 May 1997 – 11 October 1999
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Michael Portillo
Succeeded by Geoff Hoon
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
In office
21 October 1993 – 2 May 1997
Leader John Smith
Margaret Beckett (Acting)
Tony Blair
Preceded by Tom Clarke
Succeeded by Jacqui Lait (2001)
Member of Parliament
for Hamilton South
Hamilton (1978–1997)
In office
31 May 1978 – 24 August 1999
Preceded by Alexander Wilson
Succeeded by William Tynan
Personal details
Born
George Islay MacNeill Robertson

12 April 1946 (1946-04-12) (age 74)
Port Ellen, Argyll, Scotland
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Sandra Wallace (m. 1970)
Children 3
Alma mater University of Dundee

George Islay MacNeill Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen KT, GCMG, PC, FRSA, FRSE (born 12 April 1946) is a Scottish politician. He is a member of the Labour Party. He served as the 10th Secretary General of NATO from 1999 to 2004. He served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1997 to 1999, before becoming a life peer as Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, of Islay in Argyll and Bute.

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