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  John Major
In the summer of 1989 John Major became Foreign Secretary after Geoffrey Howe was moved from the Foreign Office to become Leader of the House of Commons and Deputy Prime Minister.
Thatcher's leadership at this time was under increasing pressure, and when she was challenged, John Major supported her in the leadership election of November 1990.
However, the Conservatives were defeated by Labour in the 1997 General Election, and John Major resigned as leader, having been PM for seven of the Conservatives eighteen consecutive years in power.
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  §12. John Major. VII. Reformation and Renascence in Scotland. Vol. 3. Renascence and Reformation. The Cambridge ...
Born in Haddingtonshire in 1479, and dying in 1549 or 1550, Major lived to see the beginnings of the reformation in Scotland, but, though in many respects a liberal thinker both in religion and politics, he continued to the end a steady adherent of the communion in which he was reared.
After a year’s study (1493) at the university of Cambridge, Major passed to the university of Paris, where, till 1518, with the exception of a brief visit to Scotland, he was successively student, regent in arts, and doctor in theology.
In all these works, Major is the schoolman pure and simple; the subjects he treats, his manner of handling them, are those of the medieval logician when scholasticism had become an exhausted movement.
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  John Major
John Major (born March 29, 1943) is a British politician and was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997, attaining that office when he succeeded Margaret Thatcher as Conservative party leader.
The moderate Major was undermined by his right-wing enemies within the party and the Cabinet (whom he referred to as "bastards" in a candid and uncharacteristic moment).
By December 1996 the Conservatives had lost their majority in the House of Commons and Major was reliant on the votes of rebel "Eurosceptics" and Ulster Unionists to save him from a humiliating vote of no confidence.
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  John Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Major was born on 29 March 1943, the son of Tom Major-Ball, a former travelling showman.
John Major was elected leader of the Conservative party as a conciliatory figure to unite the disparate groups within the parliamentary Conservative party that had come into the open under Margaret Thatcher.
John Major's appearance was noted in its greyness, his prodigious philtrum, and large glasses, all of which were exaggerated in caricatures.
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 John Major - SourceWatch
Major had a long and distinguished career as a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, serving in government for 16 years and as a cabinet member for 10 years.
Major focused his efforts upon securing peace in Northern Ireland and upholding Britain's position in the world community as a political, social and economic leader.
Major is a Non-Executive Director of the Mayflower Corporation and Chairman of the European Advisory Council of the Emerson Electric Company in St. Louis.
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 John C. Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comm, LL.B, LL.D, QC (born on February 20, 1931 in Mattawa, Ontario,) is a Canadian jurist and was a puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada from 1992 to 2005.
Major received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Loyola College in 1953 and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto in 1957.
Justice Major's term was to expire in February 2006, however, he decided to step down on December 25, 2005.
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 John Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Right Honourable Sir John Roy Major, KG, CH, PC (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served in the cabinets of Margaret Thatcher as Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer before succeeding Thatcher as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997.
John Major himself was reelected in his constituency of Huntingdon with a majority of over 18,000.
Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 John Major was appointed a special guardian to Princes William and Harry, with responsibility for legal and administrative matters.
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 John Major - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Right Honourable Sir John Major, KG, CH (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served in the Cabinets of Margaret Thatcher as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer before succeeding Thatcher as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997.
John Major himself was re-elected in his constituency of Huntingdon with a majority of over 18,000.
Major's quiet retirement was spectacularly disrupted by the revelation in September 2002 that, prior to his promotion to the Cabinet, Major had had a four-year extramarital affair with a fellow MP, Edwina Currie.
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 John Major at AllExperts
John Major was born on 29 March 1943, the son of Tom Major-Ball, a former travelling showman.
Major was an active Young Conservative and, according to his biographer Anthony Seldon brought "youthful exuberance" to the Tories in Brixton, but was often in trouble with the profesional agent Marion Standing.
Major's recent low-profile political career was disrupted by the revelation in September 2002 that, prior to his promotion to the Cabinet, Major had had a four-year extramarital affair with a fellow MP, Edwina Currie.
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 John Major - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Major, John, born in 1943, British politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom (1990-1997).
Major, John C., born in 1931, Canadian jurist and puisne (associate) justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (1992-2005).
John…, Danger: Gentlemen, I think we had better start again,…, Economics: The harsh truth is that if the...
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 John Major - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The Right Honourable Sir John Major, KG, CH (born 29 March 1943) is a senior British politician who served in the cabinets of Margaret Thatcher as Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer before succeeding Thatcher as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997.
Major was born 29 March 1943, the son of Tom Major-Ball, a travelling showman.
John Major's appearance was noted in its greyness, his prodigious philtrum, and large glasses, all of which were exaggerated in caricatures.
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 John Major Summary
Major quickly emerged as a strong candidate to succeed her: he had the backing of Thatcher and the "Thatcherite" wing of the party, his background in economic affairs provided him with important experience, and he was widely liked.
John Major was elected leader of the Conservative party as a conciliatory figure to unite the disparate groups within the parliamentary Conservative party that had come into the open under Margaret Thatcher.
Major's relatively low-profile career after leaving front-line politics was disrupted by the revelation in September 2002 that, prior to his promotion to the Cabinet, Major had had a four-year extramarital affair with a fellow MP, Edwina Currie.
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 John Major - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Periwinkle Major (1798-1997) was the uncompromising, shirt-off, no-nonsense Prime Minister of Great Britain for thirteen long hard years in the early 1990's.
His hatred of eggs and banishment of the creature known as the EMU from the land were recognised as two of the acts which led to the downfall of the economy and the fall of the Roman Empire.
In 1997, Major was finally ousted in a violent coup by military leader Herr Blair, bringing The Herr Blair Bunch into power and just for good measure Margaret Thatcher and Norman Tebbit gave him a good kicking too to make sure he was dead.
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 Major John Andre
John Andre -- handsome, artistic, beloved by the Loyalists, admired by Washington...
John Andre was born in London in 1750 to French Protestant (Huguenot) parents.
John Andre was sent to Geneva to be educated as a teen and returned to London in 1767, two years before his father died.
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 John Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Major managed to survive to the end of the Parliament, but called an election in March 1997 as the five-year term approached its end.
John Major's appearance was noted in its greyness, and in his prodigious philtrum, both of which were exaggerated in caricatures.
The media (particularly The Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell) picked up on Major's comment that he tucked his shirt into his underpants, by caricaturing him wearing his pants outside his trousers (http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoons/stevebell/0,7371,802577,00.html), as a pale grey echo of Superman.
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 British Politics - John Major - About   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Major was born in March 1943, the son of Tom and Gwen Major.
Major argued with Thatcher that maybe he wasn't the best person to take on this job, as he feared that he would just be Thatcher's man in the Foreign Office.
Major stayed as Party leader and Prime Minister, with the acceptance that there would be no further leadership contests until the General Election.
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 Amazon.com: John Major: Books: John Major   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Major's autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister.Eagerly awaited, the remarkable story of his life, from an extraordinary childhood to becoming an influential leader at the forefront of global politics and subsequent fall, is candid, scrupulous, and unsparing.
John Major's autobiography is a clear and balanced account of his early life and of his time in office leading the United Kingdom.
Majors great quality perhaps - and it is by no means always operative - is to make absolute sense on an issue, to add a true down-to-earth persuasive style to the mix and to work hard to get key personnel on his side - all with an unattacking gentleman's air about it.
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 John Major
British political figure John Major grew up in a lower middle-class environment and had to leave school at the age of 16 to help support his family.
Major entered politics in the 1960's, serving in the local government of London from 1968-1971.
In 1979, Major was elected to the House of Commons, and in 1986 Major became a junior Cabinet member.
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 Major, John articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Major, John MAJOR, JOHN [Major, John] 1469-1550, Scottish theologian and historian.
A lawyer, he was (1777-82) judge advocate general of the Continental Army and presided at the trial of Major John André.
Major Pitcairn commanded the advance guard of the British troops at Lexington (see Lexington and Concord, battles of) on Apr. 19, 1775, but whether he ordered his men to fire on the colonial militia
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 Guardian Unlimited Politics | This week | Major hits out at Cabinet
John Major's rage and frustration with rightwing Tories boiled over this weekend when, in an outburst, he called three of his own cabinet members "bastards".
Neither Mr Brunson nor Mr Major knew that the line was still open, and was being monitored by BBC technical staff who were waiting to record their own interview with the prime minister.
You are the prime minister, with a majority of 18, a party that is still harking back to a golden age that never was, and is now invented (clearly a reference to the time of Mrs Thatcher's leadership).
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 John Major
John Major was elected to Parliament in 1979 and after a succession of posts he eventually became appointed to Prime Minister in 1990.
Under his leadership Great Britain enjoyed the strongest economy it had in decades and the public sector reforms which were put in place by John Major were taken on board and instituted around the globe.
Mr Major can provide audiences with insights and his own opinions on the expanding European Union, the future of the rest of the world in the 21st Century and also about Britain.
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