Laing, Hector

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Laing, Hector Gender: M
Sir Hector Laing
born on 12 May 1923 at 17:05 (= 5:05 PM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°54' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°10 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°34'


Scottish businessman, Director of Bank of England from 1973-1991 and a Director of Exxon Corporation from 1984-1994.

Born into the Scottish aristocracy, he had a privileged childhood. His family owned the biscuit business McVitie & Price where he got his start in his business career. Laing was considered a consummate networker and shrewd business person. He was knighted in 1978. A close friend of Margaret Thatcher, he supported the Tories, becoming the party's treasurer in 1988.

He married Marian Clare in 1950; they had three children.

He died June 21, 2010.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1978 (Knighted)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1984 (Director at Exxon)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1988 (Treasurer of Conservative Party)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1950

Source Notes

Steinbrecher Collection: Paul Wright quotes birth certificate


  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Company executive for Bank of England and Exxon)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Conservative)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs