Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley

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Norman Anthony Francis St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, PC (born May 18, 1929), is a British Conservative politician, author and barrister. His surname was compounded from his father's (Stevas) and mother's (St John-O'Connor).

He was educated at Ratcliffe College, Leicester and read law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He also studied at Christ Church, Oxford and Yale University. He was called to the Bar of the Middle Temple in 1952.

He was elected Member of Parliament for Chelmsford, Essex in 1964 and held the seat until 1987. He served as Minister of State for the Arts, and from 1979 to 1981 was Leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He stood down from the Commons in 1987 and was elevated to the House of Lords.

He was Chairman of the Royal Fine Arts Commission from 1985 to 1999, and Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge between 1991 and 1996.

Preceded by:
Norman Lever
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1979–1981
Followed by:
Francis Pym
Preceded by:
Michael Foot
Leader of the House of Commons
1979–1981


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