|Member of Parliament|
|Born||May 5 1923|
|Full name||Lachlan Ross McKenzie|
|Office(s) Held||SoS for Defence|
Early Life Edit
Born in Glasgow to Malcolm & Martha McKenzie, Lachlan was the youngest of three brothers. In his early childhood, Lachlan was a determined student who did well in all his classes. During his secondary education, he was appointed captain of the debating team as well as being one of the top students at his school. He was accepted into Oxford we he received his Masters in International Relations. He was also the President of the Student Union during his final year. After working for five years in the Civil Service, specifically in the Foreign Office, he became a lecturer at Oxford where he taught International Relations.
Early Political CareerEdit
After being elected to Glasgow Springburn in 1964, Lachlan was appointed Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations in 1965. Lachlan remained Minister of State when the department was changed to the Department of Commonwealth Affairs, eventually becoming the Secretary of State in 1967. When the department was merged with the Foreign Office a year later, Lachlan was appointed the Foreign Secretary, a role which he continued to serve until the 1970 election. After the 1974 election, Lachlan was appointed Secretary of State for Defence.