Peter Blaker, Baron Blaker
Blaker was born in Hong Kong, son of Cedric Blaker. He was educated at Shrewsbury School before being evacuated to Canada in 1939. There he took a degree in classics, before being commissioned in the Canadian Army. On return to England he went to New College, Oxford. He qualified as a lawyer, and later joined the Foreign Office. In 1964 he was elected Member of Parliament for Blackpool South, which he represented until 1992. In Parliament, he served as a Minister for the Army (1972–74), Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1974 and 1979–81). He was a Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence from 29 May 1981, until 9 June 1983. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1983.
In 1994 he accepted a life peerage and became Baron Blaker, of Blackpool in the County of Lancaster and of Lindfield in the county of West Sussex. Blaker married Jennifer Dixon in 1953; they had a son and two daughters.
- Keele: Ministerial membership of MOD 1970-97
- Keele: Ministers who left the MoD who haven't gone elsewhere in Government
- Lord Blaker - Daily Telegraph obituary
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1987
- The Peerage Website
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