|Harold Digby Fitzgerald Creighton|
|Born||11 September 1927|
|Died||3 June 2003(aged 75)|
|Occupation||Industrialist, magazine proprietor|
|Known for||Proprietor and editor of The Spectator|
|Unit||Royal Armoured Corps|
In 1947, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Armoured Corps and served in Egypt and the Far East. After completing his National Service, he joined a tin-smelting business in Malaya (now known as Malaysia) and returned to Britain, where he eventually became Chairman of the Scottish Machine Tool Corporation of Glasgow.
In 1967, bought The Spectator, a politically conservative, weekly magazine. In 1973, he took over as editor although he had no prior experience as a journalist, after sacking the incumbent editor, George Gale. He edited the magazine until 1975, when he sold it for £75,000 to Henry Keswick. During his tenure, the magazine fervently opposed British entry into the European Economic Community.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Harold Creighton Obituary". The Times. July 14, 2003. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1151035.ece. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
- "No. 38130". 21 November 1936. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38130/page/
- "Harold Creighton Obituary". The Daily Telegraph. July 8, 2003. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1435493/Harold-Creighton.html. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
|Editor of The Spectator
1973 – 1975
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