Lord Gowrie Alexander Patrick Greysteil Hore-Ruthven

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"Lord Gowrie Alexander Patrick Greysteil Hore-Ruthven was born in Dublin in 1939 and educated at Eton, Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard University.

"His early political career includes being Parliamentary Representative to the UN (1971), a Government Whip as Lord-in-Waiting to H.M. The Queen 1972-74, and Opposition Spokesman on Economic Affairs (1975-79). He was Minister of State, Department of Employment 1979-81; Deputy to Secretary of State in the Northern Irleand Office 1981-83; Privy Council Office 1983-84; Minister for the Arts from 1983 to 1985. He was a member of the Cabinet as Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster 1984-85.

"Lord Gowrie was appointed Chairman of the Arts Council for a five-year term from April 1994 to May 1998.

"He is also an author and literary critic, holds several directorships and non-executive directorships.

"In spite of his very busy lifestyle he has found time to act as President of the Federation since 1985" [1]

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  1. Officials, British Federation of Audio, accessed January 7, 2011.