Conservative politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974.
He attended Oxford before joining the British cause during World War II.
He presided over major reforms within the system of local government in the UK including the creation of new metropolitan counties and a decrease in local authorities.
He was a lifelong bachelor and many suspected, despite there being little evidence to support it, that he was a homosexual.
Margaret Thatcher challenged him for the Conservative Party leadership and won in 1975.