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Michael Havers, Baron Havers

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Robert Michael Oldfield Havers (March 10, 1923 - April 1, 1992) was known as Sir Michael Havers from being knighted in 1972 until being created Lord Havers in 1987 on his appointment as Lord Chancellor.

He was a son of High Court Judge Sir Cecil Havers and brother of Dame Anne Elizabeth Oldfield Butler-Sloss (born 1933) who in 1988 became the first woman named to the Court of Appeal and later President of the Family Division.

Michael Havers was named a Queen's Counsel in 1964 and became a member of the Privy Council in 1977. He was elected to the House of Commons representing Wimbledon in 1970 and served until 1987. He served as Solicitor-General in the Heath government from 1972 to 1974, and as Attorney-General from 1979 to 1987 under Margaret Thatcher. In June 1987 he became a life peer and Lord High Chancellor but was forced to resign that October due to ill health.

His son is the actor, Nigel Havers.

Preceded by:
The Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone
Lord Chancellor
Followed by:
The Lord Mackay of Clashfern