Charles Henry Plumb

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Person.png Charles Henry Plumb  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Died15 April 2022 (Age 97)
Alma materRoyal Agricultural College
PartyConservatives, European Democrats
British banker businessman and lobbyist

Employment.png President of the European Parliament Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 1987 - July 1989

Lord Charles Henry Plumb was a lobbyist with the Brussels-based lobby firm Alber and Geiger (since 2007) and a Member of the House of Lords, Westminster, London.[1] He was President of the European Parliament (1987-89), former Co-President ACP/EU Joint Assembly (1994-99), Honorary Member of the European Parliament (1999-present), and speaker for agriculture. Former President of the National Farmers Union, President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and Chairman of the International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food & Trade.


Founding partner of Alber & Geiger, Geiger said: "We're the first lobbying-focused law firm in Europe and we're following the lobbying law model from Washington [DC]."[2] Also on its website Alber & Geiger claims that "[…] many important political ties were forged from our professionals’ earlier government and parliament experience […]".[3]


He was given an Honorary Doctors of Science by the Cranfield Institute of Technology, De Montfort University and the Silsoe College of Technology, an Honorary Doctor of Law from the University of Warwick and an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Gloucestershire.

Former positions


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  1. Alber & Geiger, Who We Are, accessed 12 January 2010.
  2. Berris, Julia, "Cassidy splits to form Brussels lobby firm," The Lawyer, 16 April 2007, accessed 12 January 2010.
  3. Alber & Geiger, About Us, accessed 12 January 2010.