Lang, Ian Bruce

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Name
Lang, Ian Bruce Gender: M
born on 27 June 1940 at 09:55 (= 09:55 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°32' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°20 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°06'



Biography

Scottish Conservative politician, UK Cabinet Minister and businessman.

Lang became MP for Galloway from 1979 to 1983 and for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale from 1983 to 1997 and was a minister for a number of years. He served as a Government whip from 1981 to 1986, Under-Secretary of State for Employment (1986), Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (1986–1987) and Minister of State for Scotland (1987–1990). He joined the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1990 to 1995, and then President of the Board of Trade (and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry) until 1997. He was closely involved in John Major's re-election campaign as leader of the Conservative Party in July 1995.

Following his defeat at the 1997 election, he chaired the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments: Lang insisted that Tony Blair's paid work for UI Energy Corporation, an oil firm with interests in Iraq, just 14 months after leaving office should be made public following a period when the committee agreed to keep it confidential due to "market sensitivity".

Since 1997, Lang has been a member of the Board of Directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Lang has also been a Non-Executive Director of Charlemagne Capital Limited, since 2006 and European Telecom PLC since 1997.

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Relationships

  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Blair, Tony (born 6 May 1953)
  • (has as) boss relationship with Major, John (born 29 March 1943). Notes: UK Cabinet Minister
  • (has as) boss relationship with Thatcher, Margaret (born 13 October 1925). Notes: Government Minister

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 3 May 1979 (Elected to Parliament)
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  • Work : New Job 28 November 1990 (Secretary of State for Scotland)
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  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1 May 1997 (Failed to be re-elected to Parliament)
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  • Work : Gain social status 29 September 1997 (Appointed to House of Lords as Baron Lang of Monkton)
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Source Notes

Pulsar collection No.6 quotes B.C.

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Director of Marsh & McLennan)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Secretary of State for Scotland)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Created Baron)

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