|The Right Honourable|
The Lord Archer
Archer in March 1998
27 July 1992
|Member of Parliament|
for Louth (Lincolnshire)
8 December 1969 – 10 October 1974
|Preceded by||Cyril Osborne|
|Succeeded by||Michael Brotherton|
|Born||Jeffrey Howard Archer|
15 April 1940
London, United Kingdom
|Spouse(s)||Mary Doreen Weeden|
|Children||William Harold Archer (b. 1972)|
James Howard Archer (b. 1974)
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, playwright|
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.
Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–1974), but did not seek re-election after a financial scandal that left him almost bankrupt.
Later, after a revival of his fortunes from the royalties of his best-selling novels, he became deputy chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–1986) before resigning after another scandal, which would lead to the end of his career in elected office. He was made a life peer in 1992.