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  1. Alec Douglas-Home. Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel KT, PC ( / ˈhjuːm /; 2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995), styled as Lord Dunglass between 1918 and 1951 and the Earl of Home from 1951 until 1963, was a British statesman and Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1963 ...

  2. Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Barão Home de Hirsel KT PC (Londres, 2 de julho de 1903 — Berwickshire, 9 de outubro de 1995) [1] [2] [3] era um político conservador britânico que serviu como primeiro-ministro do Reino Unido de 1963 até 1964.

  3. Sir Alec Douglas-Home, British foreign secretary from 1960 to 1963, prime minister from Oct. 19, 1963, to Oct. 16, 1964, and, after the fall of his government, Conservative opposition spokesman in the House of Commons on foreign affairs. He was also foreign secretary from 1970 to 1974.

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  4. Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the 14th Earl of Home and the fourth Conservative Party leader in 1963 to 1964. He oversaw the abolition of resale price maintenance and took a tough stance on the trade unions. He also faced the Profumo Affair, the Suez Crisis and the assassination of John F Kennedy.

    • Leader of Party and Prime Minister
    • Prime Minister 1963–1964
    • Foreign Affairs 1970–1974
    • Assessment

    When he was chosen as Leader of the Conservative Party after Harold Macmillan retired, he knew it would be difficult to lead a government from the House of Lords. So he renounced his title, four days after becoming Prime Minister. Once he renounced the title, he became simply Sir Alec Douglas-Home. He had been made a Knight of the Thistle in 1962. ...

    A former peer as Prime Minister was open to attack, and Douglas-Home was attacked by the Labour Party leader Harold Wilson. Wilson attacked the new prime minister as "an elegant anachronism". He said that nobody from Douglas-Home's background knew the problems of ordinary families. In particular, Wilson asked how "a scion of an effete establishment...

    When the Conservatives returned to power in 1970, Home was made Foreign Secretary. He was a considerable success in this role. His speeches explained the world situation, which was then at the height of the Cold War. In east–west relations, Douglas-Home spoke against the Soviet Union and its spying activities in Britain. In September 1971 he expell...

    The Times considered that his reputation rested not on his brief premiership, but on his two spells as Foreign Secretary: "He brought to the office ... his capacity for straight talking, for toughness towards the Soviet Union and for firmness (sometimes interpreted as a lack of sympathy) towards the continents of Africa and Asia. But he brought som...

  5. Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Barão Home de Hirsel KT PC ( Londres, 2 de julho de 1903 — Berwickshire, 9 de outubro de 1995) era um político conservador britânico que serviu como primeiro-ministro do Reino Unido de 1963 até 1964. Ele foi o único primeiro-ministro britânico nascido durante a era eduardiana e o último a ocupar o ...