Alan Clark

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Birthday
13, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 5, 1999 (71)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 5, 1999 (71)

About

From the mid 1970s until the late 1990s, this Conservative Party politician served the Plymouth Sutton and Kensington & Chelsea constituencies in the British Parliament. He went on to serve as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Minister of State for Trade and Minister for Defence Equipment, Support & Technology.

Before Fame

After studying history at Christ Church, Oxford University and subsequently training as a barrister, he decided to pursue a career as a military historian.

Trivia

Apart from his political career, he was an animal rights activist, diarist, and the author of a controversial historical work titled The Donkeys.

Family Life

The son of Irishwoman Elizabeth Martin Clark and art historian Kenneth Clark, he grew up in London with siblings named Colin and Colette. He and his wife, Jane, raised two children and were married from 1958 until his death of brain cancer in 1999.

Associated With

He is portrayed by actor John Hurt in the 2004 BBC biopic The Alan Clark Diaries.