Jenkins, Roy, 1920-2003

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Roy Jenkins, the son of a Welsh miner, won a scholarship to Oxford. During World War II he served as a codebreaker at Bletchley. After the war he joined the Labour Party. He was twice Home Secretary, was made Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1967, and on his political retirement, Chancellor of Oxford. His ideal of a united Europe made him break away from his party to help found the Social Democratic Party. He was the author of several respected political biographies.

From the description of Roy Jenkins letter to Lady Piercy, 1947 July 3. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64190533

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referencedIn Chilmark Press Papers, 1960-1976. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Tree, Marietta, 1917-1991. Papers, 1917-1995 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1917-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Chilmark Press (New York, N.Y.). Chilmark Press records, 1960-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn University of Pennsylvania. 250th Anniversary Commission. Records, 1940-1992 (bulk, 1986-1992). University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Jenkins, Roy, 1920-2003. Roy Jenkins letter to Lady Piercy, 1947 July 3. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1917-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Chilmark Press (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
correspondedWith Marietta Tree person
associatedWith Piercy, Mary, 1885-1953, person
associatedWith Tree, Marietta, 1917-1991. person
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. 250th Anniversary Commission. corporateBody
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Birth 1920-11-11

Death 2003-01-05

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