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 sworn of the Privy Council in the 1983 Birthday Honours, and was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) on 21 July 1983.
House of Lords
Blaker married Jennifer Dixon in 1953; they had a son and two daughters.
Styles and arms
Styles of address
- 1922–1964: Mr Peter Blaker
- 1964–1983: Mr Peter Blaker MP
- 1983: The Rt Hon. Peter Blaker MP
- 1983–1992: The Rt Hon. Sir Peter Blaker KCMG MP
- 1992–1994: The Rt Hon. Sir Peter Blaker KCMG
- 1994–2009: The Rt Hon. The Lord Blaker KCMG PC
Coat of arms
- Keele: Ministerial membership of MOD 1970-97
- Keele: Ministers who left the MoD who haven't gone elsewhere in Government
- "No. 49375". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 June 1983. p. 1.
- "No. 49424". The London Gazette (Supplement). 21 July 1983. p. 9700.
- "No. 53818". The London Gazette. 13 October 1994. p. 14327.
- Lord Blaker - Daily Telegraph obituary
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1987
- The Peerage Website
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