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  1. Arthur Christopher John Soames, Baron Soames, GCMG, GCVO, CH, CBE, PC (12 October 1920 – 16 September 1987) was a British Conservative politician who served as a European Commissioner and the last Governor of Southern Rhodesia. He was previously Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford from 1950 to 1966.

  2. Soames was born in 1948 in Croydon, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Christopher Soames and Dame Mary (née Spencer-Churchill) Soames. He is a grandson of the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and a grandnephew of Lady Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide, the wife of the founder of the Scout movement, Lord Baden-Powell.

  3. Rupert Christopher Soames OBE (born 18 May 1959) is a British businessman and the former chief executive of Serco from 2014 to 2023. He is a grandson of Winston Churchill, a nephew of one-time Defence Secretary Duncan Sandys and his wife Diana Churchill, of journalist Randolph Churchill, and of actress and dancer Sarah Churchill.

  4. 1 de jun. de 2014 · Her late husband, Christopher Soames, was a prominent Conservative politician who served as a minister under Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-Home and Margaret Thatcher. He also...

  5. Abstract. Christopher Soames was not a typical ambassador. Winston Churchill’s son-in-law, a former Member of Parliament and a former Conservative Cabinet minister, he had little diplomatic experience, but a great deal of political savoir faire.

  6. Drawing on his personal archives at the Churchill College Archive Centre and material at the National Archives, together with oral history testimony from former participants, this paper seeks to present a more nuanced view of Soames’ contribution to independence of Britain's ‘Last Colony in Africa’.

  7. 7 de jul. de 2015 · by chrismoffat | Jul 7, 2015. Arthur Christopher Soames, Baron Soames, (1920-1987) was a British Conservative politician who served as the last Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1979-80). He served the Government of Harold Macmillan as Secretary of State for War and as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and also served as ...