Leonard James Callaghan Net Worth

Leonard James Callaghan Net Worth is
$13 Million

Leonard James Callaghan Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980. Callaghan is to date the only politician in history to have served in all four of the "Great Offices of State", having been Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1964 to 1967, Home Secretary from 1967 to 1970, and Foreign Secretary from 1974, until his appointment as Prime Minister in 1976.Callaghan's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer coincided with a turbulent period for the British economy, during which he had to wrestle with a balance of payments deficit and speculative attacks on the pound sterling. In November 1967, the Government was forced to devalue the pound sterling despite having previously denied that this would be necessary. Callaghan offered to resign over the matter, but instead swapped ministerial positions with Roy Jenkins to become Home Secretary. In that capacity, Callaghan took the decision to use the Army to support the police in Northern Ireland, after a request from the Northern Ireland Government.After Labour lost the 1970 election, Callaghan played a key role in the Shadow Cabinet before returning to office as Foreign Secretary in 1974, taking responsibility for renegotiating the terms of Britain's membership of the European Economic Community, and supporting a "Yes" vote in the 1975 referendum for the UK to remain in the EEC. When Harold Wilson suddenly resigned as Prime Minister in 1976, Callaghan defeated five other candidates to be elected as his replacement. Labour had already lost its small majority in the House of Commons by the time he became Prime Minister, and further by-elections and defections forced Callaghan to deal with minor parties such as the Liberal Party, particularly in the "Lib-Lab pact" from 1977 to 1978. Industrial disputes and widespread strikes in the 1978 "Winter of Discontent" made Callaghan's government unpopular, and the defeat of the referendum on devolution for Scotland led to the successful passage of a motion of no confidence on 28 March 1979. This was followed by a defeat in the ensuing general election.Callaghan remained Leader of the Labour Party until 1980, to reform the process by which the Party elected its leader, before returning to the backbenches where he remained until retiring as an MP in 1987. He died in 2005, one day before his 93rd birthday. He is the longest-lived British Prime Minister to date.

Date Of BirthMarch 27, 1912
Died2005-03-26
Place Of BirthPortsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
SpouseAudrey MoultonJuly March died
ChildrenJulie, Michael
Star SignAries
#Quote
1[speaking about the European Economic Community] If we have to prove our Europeanism by accepting that French is the dominant language in the Community, then my answer is quite clear and I will say it in French in order to prevent any misunderstanding: non, merci beaucoup.
2The whole of politics is about taking decisions that are either bad or worse, you rarely take good ones.
3I never feel that people can be intimidated with me. How can that happen? I'm such a jolly, cheerful sort of fellow.
4In politics you don't always see the end of what you're doing - you rarely see the end of what you start out to do.
5[on never going to university] A lot of people say I'm not clever at all, I'm quite prepared to accept that - except that I became Prime Minister and they didn't, all these clever people.
6Audrey adds an essential element of middle-class stability to my working-class insecurity.
7We used to think that you could spend your way out of a recession, and increase employment by cutting taxes and boosting Government spending. I tell you in all candour that that option no longer exists.
8A lie can be half-way around the world before truth has got its boots on.
9You never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.
#Fact
1On 3 Apr 2016, BBC Parliament channel broadcast Callaghan Night to commemorate 40 years since he became Labour leader.
2Ex-father-in-law of Peter Jay.
3He died on the sixtieth anniversary of the death of David Lloyd George, one of his predecessors as British Prime Minister.
4He was the tallest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at nearly 6'1".
5He and his wife were married for 67 years. His wife Audrey passed away on 15 March aged 91, so he was only a widower for 11 days.
6His wife, Audrey, latterly Lady Callaghan of Cardiff, was Chairman of the Great Ormond Street Hospital from 1969 to 1982. It was she who prompted Jim to amend the Copyright bill and make the Hospital's copyright of "Peter Pan" permanent.
7His eldest daughter Margaret Jay - now Baroness Jay of Paddington - was formerly Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of Lords and Minister for Women. Previously, she was Minister of State at the Department of Health.
8It is in large part due to his wife Audrey that he remained in politics after the devaluation of sterling on 18 November 1967, when he was chancellor of the exchequer. Were it not for her advice in the course of their long private discussions late into that night, he would have resigned from the government and might never have succeeded Harold Wilson as prime minister in 1976.
9He and Audrey are survived by their three children, 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
10Resigned as leader of the Labour Party in 1980, the year after his general election defeat by Conservative Margaret Thatcher .
11He is the only man to have held the highest four positions in the British government: Chancellor of the Exchequer (1964-1967), Home Secretary (1967-1970), Foreign Secretary (1974-1976) and Prime Minister (1976-1979).
12He was created a Knight of the Garter by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1979 and subsequently a life peer as the Baron Callaghan of Cardiff upon leaving the House of Commons in 1987.
13Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (April 1976 - May 1979).
14On February 14th, 2005, he became the oldest living British Prime Minister at 92 years, 10 months and 18 days old.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Go: The Free Derry Story2006DocumentaryHimself (as Lord James Callaghan)
Battle of the Bogside2004DocumentaryHimself (as Lord James Callaghan)
Breakfast with Frost2002TV SeriesHimself
The RDA2001TV SeriesHimself
Diana: The Nation's Farewell1997TV MovieHimself
Election 971997TV MovieHimself
A Progress Through Politics1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1964-1967 / Prime Minister, 1976-1979 (as Lord Callaghan)
Television's Greatest Hits1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Labour's Last Premier: A Film Portrait of James Callaghan1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Timewatch1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Question Time1990TV SeriesHimself
This Week1965-1989TV SeriesHimself
State of Secrecy1987TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir James Callaghan)
Labour Party Election Broadcast (21 May 1987)1987Documentary shortHimself
Election 831983TV MovieHimself
Reputations1980TV SeriesHimself
Weekend World1975-1980TV SeriesHimself
Panorama1976-1980TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Prime Minister / Himself - Leadership Contender
Decision 791979TV SpecialHimself (as Rt Hon James Callaghan)
TV Eye1979TV SeriesHimself
Midweek1974TV SeriesHimself
Election 741974/ITV MovieHimself - Labour
Yesterday's Men1971TV Movie documentaryHimself - Home Secretary, 1967-1970
Election 701970TV MovieHimself (as Rt. Hon. James Callaghan)
Investiture of His Royal Highness Prince Charles as Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester1969TV Movie documentaryHimself - Home Secretary
Frost on Friday1968TV SeriesHimself
1964 General Election1964TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Denis Healey: The Best Prime Minister Labour Never Had?2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Prime Minister, 1976-1979 (as Jim Callaghan)
Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 70s2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Frost on Interviews2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Special Relationship2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Great Offices of State2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Chancellor, 1964-67
The Queen: A Life in Film2008Video documentaryHimself
Thatcher2008Video documentaryHimself
A Matter of Time2007Video documentaryHimself
Tory! Tory! Tory!2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
How We Fell for Europe2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Foreign Secretary (as James Callaghan M.P.)
Timeshift2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Prime Minister
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself - MP, Shadow Home Secretary
TV Eye1984TV SeriesHimself
The Benny Hill Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Weekend World1976TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

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