Edward du Cann

Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann KBE (28 May 1924 – 31 August 2017) was a British politician and businessman. He was a member of Parliament (MP) from 1956 to 1987 and served as Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1967 and as chairman of the party's 1922 Committee from 1972 to 1984.


Sir Edward du Cann

Chairman of the 1922 Committee
In office
1972–1984
Leader
Preceded byHarry Legge-Bourke
Succeeded byCranley Onslow
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
21 January 1965  11 September 1967
Leader
Preceded byThe Viscount Blakenham
Succeeded byAnthony Barber
Member of Parliament
for Taunton
In office
14 February 1956  18 May 1987
Preceded byHenry Hopkinson
Succeeded byDavid Nicholson
Personal details
Born
Edward Dillon Lott du Cann

(1924-05-28)28 May 1924
Beckenham, England
Died31 August 2017(2017-08-31) (aged 93)
Cyprus
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
    Sallie Innes
    (m. 1962; div. 1990)
      Jennifer Cooke
      (m. 1990; died 1995)
      Children3 (by Innes)
      Alma materSt John's College, Oxford
      ProfessionBusiness
      Military service
      Allegiance United Kingdom
      Branch/service Royal Navy
      RankLieutenant
      Battles/warsSecond World War