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 (dŭg′ləs-hyo͞om′), Sir Alexander Frederick 1903-1995.
British politician who served as prime minister (1963-1964). He renounced his peerage in order to take office.
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Douglas-Home

(ˈdʌɡləsˈhjuːm)
n
(Biography) Sir Alexander. See (Baron Alexander) Home of the Hirsel
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Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home made the shock decision to stand down, throwing the Conservative Party into "utter confusion".
Former Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home was at the Philharmonic Hall to receive an honorary degree from Liverpool University.
Which of these UK Prime Ministers never served as Foreign Secretary: (a) Winston Churchill, (b) Alec Douglas-Home, (c) Anthony Eden or (d) Harold Macmillan?
After his trip to the country, Prince Charles wrote a letter to Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the former foreign secretary, and said that President Nixon had been extremely hospitable and kind.
There are precedents for former Prime Ministers going on to serve in other Cabinet roles, most notably Alec Douglas-Home who was Foreign Secretary under Edward Heath following his brief spell in No 10.
1963: Sir Alec Douglas-Home succeeded Harold Macmillan as prime minister.
And whenever a previous Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home alighted from an aircaft in a foreign land, his wife used to walk just behind him, chanting the name of the country at which they had just arrived.
And whenever a previous Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home alighted from an aircraft in a foreign land, his wife used to walk just behind him, chanting the name of the country at which they had just arrived.
He was a civil engineer who spent seven energetic years as Labour MP for Luton after winning a by-election on the day Sir Alec Douglas-Home was returned to the Commons as Prime Minister.
1964 February 2: British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home and his wife Lady Elizabeth drive through the Manchester rain after landing at Ringway Airport.
Over the reign, Her Majesty has given regular audiences to 12 Prime Ministers - Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron.