Carrington, Baron Biography

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The British political figure Peter Carrington, sixth Baron Carrington (born 1919), became a major figure in Conservative politics during the second half of the 20th century. After occupying major ministerial portfolios, Carrington was named secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1984, and he served in that capacity until stepping down 1988.

Born into princely surroundings in Buckinghamshire, England, on June 6, 1919, Carrington was assured a high position in Britain by his pedigree. He was the only son of the fifth Lord Carrington and succeeded to his title in 1938. His ancestors were textile merchants, bankers, and elected members of Parliament. King George III created their baronage in 1796.

Carrington was educated at Eton and at the age of 19, with his peerage in hand, took officer's training at the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. He was commissioned in the Grenadier Guards and served throughout World War II. He took part in the campaign...

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