Chalfont, Lord

views updated


CHALFONT, Lord. (Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones). British, b. 1919. Genres: History, Military/Defense/Arms control, Biography. Career: Director, Television Corporation Plc, 1996-. Chairman, Marlborough Stirling Plc, 1994-99. President, All Party Defence Group, House of Lords. Chairman, VSEL Consortium, 1987-95. Chairman, Radio Authority, 1990-94; Director, Shand-wick PLC, 1979-94. Director, IBM UK Ltd. 1983-90, and Lazard Bros. Ltd. 1982-90. Served as regular officer in the British Army, 1939-61; Defence Correspondent, The Times, London, 1961-64; Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1964-70; Representative to the Council of the Western European Union, 1969-70; Foreign Affairs Correspondent, New Statesman, London, 1970-71; Chairman, U.N. Association, 1972-73. Publications: The Sword and the Spirit, 1963; The Great Commanders, 1973; Montgomery of Alamein, 1976; (ed.) Waterloo, 1979; Star Wars: Suicide or Survival, 1985; Defence of the Realm, 1987; By God's Will: A Portrait of the Sultan of Brunei, 1989; The Shadow of My Hand, 2000. Address: House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW, England.