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John Profumo
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Politician
    (January 30, 1915-March 10, 2006)
    Elected Conservative member of the House of Commons in 1940
    Secretary of State for War in 1960
    Became involved with showgirl Christine Keeler in 1962 who was also seeing Soviet naval attaché and KGB agent Yevgeny Ivanov
    Resigned in 1963
    At the height of the Cold War he was sleeping with a woman connected to Soviet agents.
    His fling ended his distinguished political career virtually overnight.
    He cheated on his wife, actress Valerie Hobson.
    It is unclear whether he had a real relationship with Keeler or was paying for her services.
    He initially lied to the House of Commons about his affair (sound familiar)?
    ‘The Profumo Affair' contributed to the collapse of the MacMillan Conservative government in 1964.
    In 1940, he was instrumental in voting out Neville Chamberlain in favor of Winston Churchill.
    He ended his affair with Keeler as soon as he was warned by the Cabinet Secretary.
    His wife stood by him throughout the entire scandal.
    For the next forty years he kept a low profile and did volunteer work in a poor London neighborhood.
    He was awarded a knighthood for his charitable work in 1975.
    Tony Blair said, ‘He was a politician with a glittering career who made a serious mistake, but who underwent a journey of redemption and who gave support and help to many, many people.'

Credit: Georgina


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 62.96% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 47 Votes: 76.60% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 55 Votes: 69.09% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 61.76% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 68 Votes: 72.06% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 103 Votes: 65.05% Annoying
 
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