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James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff (born 27 March 1912) was Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979.
Callaghan's resignation as party leader ignited a power struggle between the left and right wings of the party which culminated in the defection of the Gang of Four to found the SDP.
Callaghan's admirers maintain that had he remained as party leader his position would have been respected by both sides and that by avoiding a split in the non conservative vote he could have restored the Labour Party to Government by the mid-1980s.
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 James Callaghan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Callaghan was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1964 to 1967 during a turbulent period in the British economy in which he had to wrestle with a balance of payments deficit and speculative attacks on the pound sterling.
Callaghan was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport in 1947 where his term saw the introduction of zebra crossings, and an extension in the use of cat's eyes.
Callaghan's support for and from the union movement should not be mistaken for a left wing position: unlike Wilson, Callaghan had been a supporter of Hugh Gaitskell in the battles over Labour's direction in the 1950s and he settled old scores by sacking the Bevanite Barbara Castle when he became party leader.
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 James Callaghan - MSN Encarta
James Callaghan (1912-2005), British politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979.
Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, was born in Portsmouth, England.
In 1945 Callaghan was elected to Parliament representing Cardiff.
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 James Callaghan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (born 27 March 1912), was Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979.
Callaghan served in the Royal Navy Patrol Service in World War II from 1943, but while on leave he was able to get selected as a Parliamentary candidate for Cardiff South East.
Callaghan was forced to call an election when the House of Commons passed a Motion of No Confidence on March 28, 1979.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : James Callaghan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Callaghan returned to office as Foreign Secretary in March 1974, taking responsibility for renegotiating the terms of Britain's membership of the Common Market, and supporting a "Yes" vote in the 1975 referendum for the UK to remain in the EEC.
Callaghan was the son of a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer of Irish ancestry, who died when Callaghan was aged 9.
James Callaghan was one of the two subjects (with Prime Minister Harold Wilson) of Flanders and Swann's humorous song, "There's a Hole in My Budget," a parody of the popular folk song "There's a Hole in The Bucket."
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 Callaghan Family - Town of Charlton, Saratoga County, NY
Melancton B. Callaghan, one of the leading merchants of Charlton and the southeastern part of Saratoga county, is a man of excellent character and high standing in his community, where he has been unusually successful in the various business enterprises in which he had been engaged.
Melancton Callaghan, in 1861 purchased from Sarah Bradt, a substantial house, and land, in the hamlet of Charlton.
Melancton Bostwick CALLAGHAN was born on 4 Mar 1822 in Charlton,Saratoga,NY.
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 BookRags: Leonard James Callaghan Biography
Leonard James Callaghan (born 1912) was a Labor member of the British Parliament for over three decades and was prime minister from 1976 to 1979.
Callaghan joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and served for the duration of World War II as a lieutenant in naval intelligence in the Far East.
Callaghan's minority premiership was marked by the exceptionally difficult nature of the issues confronting the government and by an unusual constitutional arrangement with the Liberals by which they exercised a pre-emptive veto on proposed government legislation.
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 James Callaghan
James Callaghan was born in Portsmouth in 1912.
Callaghan was selected as the parliamentary candidate for South Cardiff and was elected to the House of Commons in the 1945 General Election and held minor posts in the government of
Callaghan, who represented the right-wing of the party, was defeated by Harold Wilson.
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 Callaghan of Cardiff, Leonard James Callaghan, Baron - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CALLAGHAN OF CARDIFF, LEONARD JAMES CALLAGHAN, BARON [Callaghan of Cardiff, Leonard James Callaghan, Baron] 1912-2005, British statesman.
Callaghan was by nature a moderate man, but his government was plagued by inflation, unemployment, and its inability to restrain trade unions' wage demands, and foundered after a series of paralyzing labor strikes in the winter of 1978-79.
Callaghan resigned as party leader in 1980 and was created a life peer in 1987.
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 James Callaghan - Wikiquote
Callaghan had not wanted to appear in a broadcast for 'Britain in Europe', so he was instead introduced as the Foreign Secretary givinga separate broadcast within a 'Britain in Europe' timeslot.
The phrase "national debate on education" is associated with Callaghan's speech at Ruskin College on 18 October 1976 but appears nowhere in the text; it was however used extensively in pre-briefing for the contents of the speech.
Callaghan deliberately misattributed the music hall song "Waiting at the Church" to Marie Lloyd rather than to its real singer, Vesta Victoria, knowing that she was too obscure for the audience to recognise.
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 James Callaghan; British prime minister for three tumultuous years; 92 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
James Callaghan, the elder statesman of the British Labor Party whose three years as prime minister were marked by the infamous "Winter of Discontent" and the party's tumultuous battles with the country's powerful labor unions, died at home in East Sussex, England, on Saturday, the eve of his 93rd birthday, a family spokeswoman told reporters.
Callaghan – he became Baron Callaghan of Cardiff when he was made a life peer in 1987 –; was long and varied.
Leonard James Callaghan was born March 27, 1912, in Portsmouth, south England.
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 James Callaghan, former British prime minister
LONDON -- Former British Prime Minister James Callaghan, the affable, self-educated sailor's son who rose from poverty to become Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, died Saturday on the eve of his 93rd birthday and 11 days after the death of his wife of 67 years.
Callaghan succeeded Prime Minister Harold Wilson in April 1976, in the dying days of Britain's post-World War II consensus politics, and governed until May 1979, when strikes, financial crises and party divisions cost him the election against Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party.
Callaghan, who entered Parliament as a Labor Party lawmaker in 1945, was the only politician to hold, at different times, the four posts of prime minister, treasury chief, foreign secretary and home secretary.
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 BBC NEWS | Politics | Obituary: Lord Callaghan
James Callaghan was the only prime minister to come to the premiership after holding the other three great offices of state - chancellor of the exchequer, home secretary and foreign secretary.
Leonard James (Jim) Callaghan was born and brought up in poor circumstances in Portsmouth, the son of a naval chief petty officer of Irish descent.
In the midst of this "winter of discontent" of 1978-79, Callaghan returned from a summit on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and gave some an impression of complacency when he denied there was mounting chaos.
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 British Prime Ministers: Callaghan, James (1912-)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between 1947 and 1951 Callaghan held junior posts at the Ministry of Transport and at the Admiralty.
In Wilson's second government in 1974, Callaghan was named foreign secretary; and in 1976, upon Wilson's resignation, Callaghan succeeded him as prime minister, largely because the Parliamentary Labour Party considered him the least divisive candidate.
Callaghan's political papers are held jointly between the Archives Division of the London School of Economics and the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.
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 James Callaghan
In Opposition Callaghan became Shadow Foreign Secretary, and in government after 1974 it was his job to renegotiate the terms of Britains EC membership.
As PM Callaghan - described as 'big, relaxed and handsome' -  presided over a sterling crisis, which led to negotiations with the IMF for a rescue package, but he did keep his Cabinet team together during the controversy over the conditions set.
Callaghan was obliged to hold a general election, which was won by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party.
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 James Callaghan - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Callaghan, James, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff (1912-2005), British politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979.
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JAMES CALLAGHAN You know, Mr Paisley, we are the children of God.
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 Oliver Kamm: James Callaghan
Callaghan also did his best to cope with a feckless and vacillating US President with minimal experience in international affairs, Jimmy Carter.
A point that I did not see raised in the obituaries was that Callaghan, while being a model of loyalty to his party successors compared with the comparable relationships in the Conservative Party, was prepared to voice his opposition to Labour’s unilateralist disarmament policies in the 1980s.
Predictably, Callaghan was castigated by more frenetic members of the Labour Party (‘Guilty Men’ ran the headline in the post-election issue of Tribune) but he was talking sense.
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 CNN.com - Former British Prime Minister Callaghan dies - Mar 26, 2005
Callaghan, a former Labor Party leader, passed away at his home in East Sussex on the eve of his 93rd birthday, the U.K. Press Association reported.
Callaghan, nicknamed "Big Jim" or "Sunny Jim," held the posts of prime minister, foreign secretary, home secretary, and chancellor of the exchequer, the Press Association said.
Lord Callaghan was in power in the late 1970s, and his government was toppled by Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
James Callaghan began working life in 1929 as a tax officer.
In 1942 Callaghan volunteered for duty in the Royal Navy, going to sea with the East Indies fleet stationed at Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Callaghan was resigned as Party leader in 1979, but remained in the Commons until 1987.
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 Megan's Genealogy Page
James was born 1st June, 1879, in Cork City, Co. Cork.
I hereby certify that it appears by the BAPTISMAL REGISTRY of the United Parishes of S.S. MARY and ANNE SHANDON, in the CITY OF CORK, that James O’Callaghan was born 1st June, 1879 (seventy nine) and was BATISED according to the Rites of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, by the Rev. P.
This is to certify that James Joseph Callahan and Bridget Marie Murphy were united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony, according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on the 20th day of April, 1909 in Saint Mary’s Parish, Biddeford, Maine by Rev. Timothy P. Linehan, P.R. In the presence of: Micheal Regan
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 James Callaghan Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leonard James Callaghan was born on March 27, 1912, in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Callaghan was educated at a Portsmouth state school.
In 1945, James won a seat in the general election.
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 Former UK PM James Callaghan Dies - CBS News
Callaghan, who entered Parliament as a Labour Party lawmaker in 1945, was the only British politician to hold, at different times, the four posts of prime minister, Treasury chief, foreign secretary and home secretary.
Many saw Callaghan as simply a caretaker, minding the store until the Thatcherites moved in with their free-market, union-bashing doctrines.
Leonard James Callaghan was born March 27, 1912, in the southern port city of Portsmouth to a Catholic father and Baptist mother.
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General Callaghan was born in Chicago in 1938, where he graduated from Leo High School in 1955.
General Callaghan then transferred to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, in July 1976 and served as director of combat employment at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe until April 1977, when he became deputy commander for operations and subsequently commander of the 86th Tactical Fighter Group.
Upon graduation from the National War College in June 1979, General Callaghan was assigned to the Operations Directorate of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C., as chief of the Joint Operations Division.
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