Francis Aungier Pakenham

[7th Earl of Longford]

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Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford (5 December 1905 – 3 August 2001), known as Baron Pakenham from 1945 to 1961, was a British politician and social reformer. He was a Labour Cabinet minister whose long crusade for penal reform attracted much controversy during the later years of his life with his ultimately unsuccessful campaign for the release of Moors murderer Myra Hindley from ... more »

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  • ''The male sex still constitute in many ways the most obstinate vested interest one can find.''
    Francis Aungier, Pakenham, 7th Earl Longford (b. 1905), British author, social reformer. Speech, June 23, 1963, House of Lords.
  • ''With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away.''
    Francis Aungier, Pakenham, 7th Earl Longford (b. 1905), British author, social reformer. Quoted in Anthony Sampson, Anatomy of Britain, ch. 23 (1965)....
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