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The Lord Wilson of Rievaulx

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
16 October 1964 – 19 June 1970
4 March 1974–5 April 1976
Preceded by Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Edward Heath
Succeeded by Edward Heath
James Callaghan
Personal details
Born 11 March 1916
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 24 May 1995 (aged 79)
London, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Gladys Mary Baldwin
Children Robin, Giles

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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