Alec Douglas-Home
Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT
Order of the Thistle
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, PC (surname pronunciation; ; 2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995), known as The Earl of Home from 1951 to 1963 and as Sir Alec Douglas-Home from 1963 to 1974, was a British
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Conservative Party (UK)
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 politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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 from October 1963 to October 1964.

He is the last member of the House of Lords
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 to be appointed Prime Minister.

I suppose, when you come to think of it, he is the fourteenth Mr Wilson. : David Butler and Gareth Butler, "Twentieth Century British Political Facts", p. 292. : Television interview with Kenneth Harris, 21 October 1963, responding to Wilson (see below).

Now you can see me in the flesh, and I don't really look as I'm made to look on television. : D.E. Butler and Anthony King, "The British General Election of 1964", p. 147. : Remark frequently made during the 1964 general election campaign.