William Rees-Mogg
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Bristol, Bristol
Born on 14th of July 1928

With solid establishment credentials - educated at Charterhouse and Balliol, President of the Oxford Union its perhaps surprising that William Rees-Mogg never became a Tory MP (as has his son Jacob), though he took the first steps on that ladder by contesting an unwinnable seat in 1956. Rees-Mogg was a highly successful journalist, first at the FT then The Times, where he was editor between 1967 and 1981, and became one of the most rewarded of the great and the good: on the BBCs Board of Governors, Chairman of the Arts Council, High Sheriff of Somerset, and a life peer.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to William Rees-Mogg?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

4978 views since 21st December 2007

Brit Quote:
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm. - Aldous Huxley
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Harlaw - 1411, Mary Queen of Scots abdicates - 1567, Gibraltar Seized - 1704, Speaking Clock Introduced - 1936
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages