RAMSDEN, James (b.1923).
Family and Education
James Edward Ramsden was born in Liverpool on 1 November 1923. He married Juliet Barbara Anna Ponsonby in 1949. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford.
Ramsden served in the army during the Second World War. He unsuccessfully contested two elections at Dewsbury in 1950 and 1951, before winning a seat in Harrogate in 1954. During his years in Parliament he served in the War Department and became Secretary of State for War (1963-64) and Minister of State for the Army (1964). He retired from Parliament in 1974.