Geoffrey Johnson Smith Net Worth

Geoffrey Johnson Smith Net Worth is
$20 Million

Geoffrey Johnson Smith Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Sir Geoffrey Johnson-Smith, PC, DL (Glasgow, 16 April 1924 – 11 August 2010 ) was a Scottish Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1959 to 2001, with only a brief interruption in the 1960s.The son of an electrical engineer, he was always proud of his birth city, Glasgow. He joined the Royal Artillery straight from Charterhouse School in 1942 and after the war was demobilised as a captain.At Lincoln College, Oxford, he read PPE. Contemporaries remember him as Oxford’s best-dressed socialist, though he always insisted he never joined the Labour Party. In his final year he and Robin Day took part in a debating tour of United States run by the English-Speaking Union. From Oxford he joined the British Information Services, serving in San Francisco, where he met his wife, Jeanne, an American doctor whom he married in 1951.He was later a presenter of the BBC political programme Tonight in the late 1950s.Shortly before the 1959 general election, Cliff Michelmore, Tonight’s presenter, had a hernia operation and Johnson-Smith was promoted to co-host the show for six weeks. His profile was thus at its highest when the election was called, and on 8 October 1959 he ousted the Labour member for Holborn and St Pancras South Lena Jeger, by 656 votes.He successfully promoted a Bill authorising councils to operate a meals-on-wheels service for the elderly and was soon on the fast track, within six months becoming PPS to ministers at the Board of Trade; in 1962 he moved to the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance.His parliamentary career was interrupted in October 1964 when Lena Jeger had her revenge by 2,756 votes as Labour came to power. He briefly returned to television, freelancing for the BBC and Rediffusion’s religious programmes.However, he returned to the House of Commons the following year at a by-election in the safe Conservative seat of East Grinstead. When that constituency was abolished for the 1983 election, he was returned for the new Wealden constituency, and held that seat until he retired at the 2001 general election.Sir Alec Douglas-Home quickly appointed him an Opposition whip, and when Edward Heath became leader that summer he made Johnson-Smith a party vice-chairman.When Heath came to power in 1970 he kept Johnson-Smith at Central Office. Soon afterwards Iain Macleod died suddenly, the party Chairman Anthony Barber taking his place and Johnson-Smith becoming acting chairman. He was never in the running for the top job, despite his popularity among Conservative ladies, and in April 1971 he instead became Under-Secretary for Defence for the Army.Johnson-Smith, who was later to launch a successful campaign on behalf of haemophiliacs who had been given infected blood, fought a long battle to curb the Church of Scientology. The Church had its headquarters near East Grinstead and in 1970 he endured a six-week libel case before a jury vindicated his stance.After the Bloody Sunday killings of Jan

Date Of BirthApril 16, 1924
Died2010-08-11
Place Of BirthEngland, UK
ProfessionActor
EducationLincoln College, Oxford
Star SignAries
#Fact
1Educated at Charterhouse and Lincoln College, Oxford.
2At the 1959 general election, he was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras South and subsequently enjoyed a long political career.
3He was knighted in 2001.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Week in Politics1997TV SeriesHimself
This Week1990TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Election 701970TV MovieHimself
1964 General Election1964TV Special documentaryHimself
Looking at Britain1961-1963TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Election Results1959TV MovieHimself
Tonight1957-1959TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Reporter
Pantomania: Babes in the Wood1957TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

Source
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