Inevitably, whilst searching for members of the family,
familiar and not so familiar names come up, and to aid those who may be
following the same path, here are notes about others who carry the Heseltine
|Sir William Heseltine
William Heseltine graduated from UWA with first class honours in History
and then served in the Commonwealth Public Service, in the Prime
Minister's Department, from 1951 to 1962. Among other offices, he was
Private Secretary to Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies from 1955 to 1959,
and Acting Official Secretary to the Governor-General in 1963.
He was a
member of the Royal Household for 27 years, serving as Press Secretary to
The Queen from 1968 to 1972, and as Private Secretary and Keeper of HM's
Archives from 1986 to 1990. He retired to Australia in 1990, since when he
has been Chairman of NZI Insurance Australia Ltd from 1992 to 1998, a
board member (and, since 1998, Deputy Chairman) of P. & O Australia Ltd.,
and a board member of West Coast Telecasters from 1991 to 1996. He was
President of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society from 1998 to
He was awarded an honorary Doctor of the University by Murdoch
in 1992. He
became a member of the Senate in 2000, and is a member of the Audit
James Heseltine was born about 1692, and died in
Durham 20 June 1763
He married Frances Wheler in
the Cathedral Church 24 February1729. There were no children.
January 1711 James Hesletine of London was appointed
organist, aged 19, at a salary of £70 per annum from Lady Day that year,
increased to £100 in 1750.
Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine,
1974 - Minister for Aerospace
Heseltine was born March 21, 1933, and is a politician and businessman.
He was born in
He is a patron of the
He was educated at Shrewsbury School and then attendedHe owns, or owned, the publishing
company 'Haymarket', which chiefly publishes magazines.
He became an MP in 1966 when he was elected as member for Tavistock in
Conservative victory in the he was promoted to the ranks of government by the
then Prime Minister
In opposition during the 1974 - 1979 period he becameIndustry Secretary. He also became notorious following an
incident in 1976 in the during the debate on measures introduced by the 1974 - 1979
industries. Accounts of exactly what happened vary, but the most colourful
image portrayed Michael Heseltine seizing the
and brandishing it
towards Labour left-wingers who were celebrating winning the vote by singing
the , his long fair
hair flowing behind him. Michael subsequently acquired the nickname
He was appointed to the of
in 1979. He was sent in as a trouble-shooter to deal with the
explosion of violence in the in the aftermath of the and riots
during the earlyHe then
served as Defence Secretary from 1983 until 1986, when he resigned over the
bitter dispute over Westland Helicopters known as the Westland crisis.
He retired to the where
he became increasingly critical of Margaret Thatcher's performance as Prime
Minister. He challenged her for the leadership of the Conservative Party in
November 1990, but the contest was eventually won by
. He returned to
government as Secretary of State for the Environment (with particular
responsibility for replacing the,
He was also an early key enthusiast for the
After Labour won the 1997 election, he was unable to stand for the
Conservative Party leadership again because of health problems, but he
became active in promoting the benefits for Britain of joining the single
European Currency, appearing on the same stage as
andas part of an all-party campaign to promote
He resigned his Henley-on-Thames constituency at the 2001 Election but
remained outspoken on British politics. He was given a
as Baron Heseltine, of
Thenford in the County of Northamptonshire.
In December 2002 Michael Heseltine controversially called for to be replaced as leader of the Conservatives by
the "dream-ticket" as leader and as deputy. He suggested the party's MPs vote on the
matter, rather than party members as currently required by party rules, this
matter being re-debated again in 2005.
. Portrait d ‘Arthur Heseltine par Sir
John Lavery .
Après des études artistiques en Angleterre, Arthur Heseltine arrive à
Paris en 1873 où il devint l'élève de Carolus Duran. Durant les années
1874-1875, il logea à l'hôtel Chevillon à Grez où il côtoya les autres
artistes du lieu. A partir de 1883, il s'installa à Marlotte avec son
épouse la sculptrice Célie-Caroline née Guillet, belle-soeur de
Jean-Charles Cazin, le fondateur en 1889 avec Carolus Duran et John
Postle Heseltine, frère d'Arthur, de la Société des Beaux-Arts. Il
demeura à Marlotte jusqu'à sa mort.
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