Enoch Powell

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Birthday
16, 1912
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 8, 1998 (85)
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Birthday
16, 1912
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 8, 1998 (85)

About

British politician who served in Parliament as a member of the Conservative Party until 1974 and later joined the Ulster Unionist party. He was also a classical scholar and a poet.

Before Fame

He attended Trinity College, Cambridge from 1930 to 1933 and studied a number of languages, including Urdu, because he hoped to became Viceroy to India.

Trivia

In 1968, while serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, he gave a controversial speech on immigration historically recalled as the "Rivers of Blood" speech. He was summarily dismissed from his position.

Family Life

He married Margaret Pamela Wilson in 1952 and the couple had two daughters together.

Associated With

He was first elected to Parliament during the tenure of Harold Macmillan as Prime Minister.