|born on||14 July 1928 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Bristol, England, 51n27, 2w35|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||21°24' 09°43 Asc. 06°18'|
English journalist and public servant.
He served as editor of The Times (1967–81), chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, and vice-chairman of the BBC.
He died on 29 December 2012 at the age of 84, of oesophageal cancer.
Sy Scholfield quotes William Rees-Mogg, "Memoirs" (London: HarperCollins, 2011), p. 5: "I was born in the Pembroke Nursing Home, Bristol, England, of an American mother and an English father, on 14 July 1928. . . . In consequence I was born at about 4 a.m. on Bastille Day, France's national holiday, and knew as a child that my birthday was a special day of celebration."
- Vocation : Politics : Government employee
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist