Ian Harvey (politician)

Ian Harvey (Politician)

Ian Harvey (politician)

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Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Douglas Harvey RA (25 January 1914 – 10 January 1987) was an English businessman and politician, serving as a Conservative Member of Parliament and junior Minister until his resignation in 1958.

Early career

Ian Douglas Harvey was educated at Fettes College and Christ Church, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association in 1935, and the Oxford Carlton Club and the Oxford Union Society in 1936. He graducated with a BA in 1937.

During the Second World War he served in the anti-aircraft arm of the Royal Artillery, becoming the Adjutant of 123 LAA Regiment RA in 1940 and the Brigade Major of 33 AA Brigade RA in 1943, before serving on the staff of HQ AA Command in 1944. After studying at the Staff College, Camberley, he became Brigade Major of 100 AA Brigade in North-West Europe in 1945.

After the War he served as Lieutenant-Colonel commanding 566 LAA Regiment RA (City of London Rifles) from 1947 to 1950.

In 1949, he married Clare Mayhew, daughter of Sir Basil Edward Mayhew, KBE who was knighted 1 January 1920 (announced 30 March 1920) for service in connection with World War I as Secretary of Finance Department and Secretary of the Central Demobilisation Board, British Red Cross. The couple would have two daughters.

Post-war, he worked in public relations. He was a member of the Advertising Association and the Institute of Public Relations, and published Talk of Propaganda...
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