Sunday, July 1, 1945
JFK was in London and dined with William Douglas-Home. His diary entry for the day notes Douglas-Home’s confidence about a future political career, even though he had been imprisoned for disobeying orders while serving in France.
Jack mulls over his dinner companion’s political prospects, surmising that Douglas-Home will never amount to anything in politics as “prowess in war is still deeply respected” and Douglas-Home was too much against convention.
Douglas-Home lost five elections for a seat in Parliament and never held elective office.
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