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| John Cordeaux |
|Born||23 July 1902|
|Died||4 January 1982 (Age 79)|
UK Conservative Party politician and intelligence officer.
Lieutenant-Colonel John Kyme Cordeaux was a UK Conservative Party politician and intelligence officer.
Cordeaux served in World War II in the Royal Marines, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He joined MI6 and rose to become a Deputy Director/Navy.
Cordeaux was elected at the 1955 general election as Conservative Member of Parliament for Nottingham Central, narrowly defeating the Labour MP Ian Winterbottom. He held the seat in 1959, but lost it on 25 September 1964 to the Labour candidate Jack Dunnett.
- ↑ Burke's Landed Gentry, eighteenth edition, vol. I, ed. Peter Townend, 1965, p. 166
- ↑ MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 By Keith Jeffery