Peter Carrington (Peter Alexander Rupert Carington)

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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Lord Peter Carrington was born in 1919. He was educated at Eton and Sandhurst and was inducted into the House of Lords in 1940 as a hereditary peer. He served in World War II. After the war, he got active in politics, serving as a junior minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, then the Ministry of Defense in the government of Winston Churchill. He was High Commissioner to Australia from 1954 to 1959. Upon his return to Britain, he was named First Lord of the Admiralty by Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. Read more...