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The Rt Hon The Lord Archer of Sandwell QC

The Rt Hon The Lord Archer of Sandwell QCBORN

20 November 1926

PARENTS

Son of late Cyril Kingsley Archer and May Archer

MARITAL DETAILS

Married Margaret Irene Smith 1954 (1 son)

EDUCATED

Wednesbury Boys' High School

FURTHER EDUCATION

London School of Economics (LLM 1950);
University College, London (BA philosophy 1952)

PROFESSION

Called to the Bar, Gray's Inn (Bacon Scholar) 1952, Bencher 1974;
Recorder of the Crown Court 1981-98;
Solicitor General, 1974-1979;
President:
Methodist Homes for the Aged 1993-,
World Disarmament Campaign 1994-,
UNA (London Region) 1999-2000;
Chair:
Council on Tribunals 1992-99,
Enemy Property Compensation Panel 1998-;
Member, Intelligence and Security Committee 1999-2005

PUBLICATIONS

The Queen's Courts 1956;
Communism and the Law 1963;
The International Protection of Human Rights 1967;
Co-author Freedom at Stake 1966;
Purpose in Socialism 1973;
Editor, Social Welfare and the Citizen 1957;
Editor, More Law Reform Now 1983

HONOURS AND DECORATIONS

QC 1971;
PC 1977

HONORARY ACADEMIC DEGREES

One honorary doctorate,
One honorary fellowship

RECREATIONS

Music, writing, gardening

SUPPORTED CHARITIES

One World Trust,
Methodist Homes for the Aged,
Dartmouth Street Trust

FREEDOM

Freeman:
Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell,
State of Maryland

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