Sir Angus Ogilvy

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Sir Angus Ogilvy (died in 2004 at the age of 76), famous for "his involvement in the 1973 Lonrho trade sanctions breach scandal. The affair was described by the then prime minister, Edward Heath, as "the unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism". In the following years Ogilvy devoted much of his time and energy to good causes, and was notable for his support of his wife, Princess Alexandra, one of the most popular members of the royal family, in her official duties... He was president of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (1964-94), chairman of Youth Clubs UK (1969-89), and involved with Arthritis Care, NCH Action for Children, the Prince's Youth Business Trust, the Leeds Castle Foundation, Business in the Community, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and the Carr-Gomm Society, a halfway house for those with drug, drink or social problems. He was also a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the sovereign's bodyguard in Scotland. "[1]

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  1. Guardian Sir Angus Ogilvy, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.