Harold Wilson facts for kids
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Wilson of Rievaulx
KG OBE FRS PC
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
16 October 1964 – 19 June 1970
4 March 1974–5 April 1976
|Preceded by||Sir Alec Douglas-Home
|Succeeded by||Edward Heath
|Born||11 March 1916
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Died||24 May 1995 (aged 79)
|Spouse(s)||Gladys Mary Baldwin|
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century. He was an MP from 1945-1983. He won more elections than any other 20th century Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (in 1964, 1966, February and October 1974) — but only once with a clear majority (1966).
Wilson resigned as Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party in 1976. He died of colon cancer and Alzheimer's disease in 1995.
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