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English author and politician Jeffrey Archer is born » 1940

The Right Honourable
The Lord Archer
of Weston-super-Mare
Jeffrey Archer.jpg
Archer in March 1998
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
27 July 1992
Member of Parliament
for Louth (Lincolnshire)
In office
8 December 1969 – 10 October 1974
Preceded byCyril Osborne
Succeeded byMichael Brotherton
Personal details
BornJeffrey Howard Archer
15 April 1940 (age 77)
London, United Kingdom
Political partyNon-affiliated
Other political
Spouse(s)Mary Doreen Weeden
ChildrenWilliam Harold Archer (b. 1972)
James Howard Archer (b. 1974)
OccupationPolitician, author
ReligionChurch of England
Writing career
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, playwright
GenreThriller, drama
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.
His political career ended with his conviction and subsequent imprisonment (2001–2003) for perjury and perverting the course of justice, which followed his second resignation. His books have sold around 330 million copies worldwide. 

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