Friday, February 02, 2007
The Lord Kelvedon, who died 27 January, 2007, at the age of 71, was, as Paul Channon, Conservative MP for Southend West, 1959-1997; and successively Secretary of State for Trade & Industry 1986-87, and Secretary of State for Transport 1987-89, in the Administration of Margaret Thatcher. (Henry) Paul Guinness Channon, PC (1980), was b. 9 Oct 1935, a son of the diarist Sir HenryChannon, by his wife the former Lady Honor Guinness, scion of the Earls of Iveagh. Channon married in 1963, Ingrid Olivia Georgia Wyndham, svion of the Barons Egremont & Leconfield, by whom he had issue. On his retirement from the Commons he was raised to the peerage (for life) taking the title Baron Kelvedon, of Ongar in thr Co. of Essex.