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Anthony Barber

Anthony BarberAKA Anthony Perrinott Lysberg Barber

Born: 4-Jul-1920
Birthplace: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Died: 16-Dec-2005
Location of death: Suffolk, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1970-74

Military service: British Army (1939-); Royal Air Force (captured)

Joined the British Army at the commencement of World War II, Barber evacuated from Dunkirk and then entered the RAF, where he was shot down twice (and became a Prisoner-of-War). Barber lost his first attempt to enter Parliament in 1950, but the following year entered for Doncaster, where he eventually became Lord Commissioner to the Treasury. Under his friend Edward Heath he assumed Chancellorship of the Exchequer after the death of Iain Macleod after only six weeks in office. During Barber's tenure the VAT (Value Added Tax) was first introduced. After service for the government he became Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (1974-87). He died from the effects of Parkinson's in 2005.

Father: John Barber (CBE, assistant to Lord Leverhulme)
Brother: Kenneth (Secretary of Midland Bank)
Brother: Noel Barber (journalist and author)
Wife: Jean Asquith (m. 1950, d. 1983, two daughters)
Wife: Rosemary Youens (m. 1989, d. 2003)

    High School: King Edward VI's Grammar School, Retford
    University: Oriel College, Oxford University

    Chancellor of the Exchequer (1970-74)
    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1970)
    UK Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale (1965-74)
    UK Minister of Health (1963-64)
    UK Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1962-63)
    UK Member of Parliament for Doncaster (1951-64)
    Life Peerage 1974 as Lord Barber of Wentbridge
    Taken Prisoner of War
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

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