Jeffrey Archer

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Date of Birth April 15, 1940
Place of Birth London, England
Age 80 years old
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Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare is an English novelist, former politician, convicted perjurer, and peer of the realm. Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament, but did not seek re-election after a financial scandal that left him almost bankrupt. He revived his fortunes as a best-selling novelist; his books have sold around 330 million copies worldwide. Archer became deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, before resigning after a newspaper accused him of paying money to a prostitute. In 1987, he won a court case and was awarded large damages because of this claim. He was made a life peer in 1992 and subsequently became Conservative candidate to be the first elected Mayor of London. He had to resign his candidacy in 1999 after it emerged that he had lied in his 1987 libel case. He was imprisoned for perjury and perverting the course of justice, ending his elected political career.

Born: Jeffrey Howard Archer, Finsbury, London, England
Political party: Non-affiliated (since 2001) Conservative (prior to 2001)
Spouse(s): Mary Doreen Weeden (m. 1966)
Children: 2
Residence: London, England
Occupation: Politician, author
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About Jeffrey Archer

An English author and politician who resigned from Parliament on the heels of a financial scandal, he became famous for his 1976 novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less. His other works include Sons of Fortune (2002) and A Prisoner of Birth (2008).

Before Fame

He received training as a teacher through the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. At the age of twenty-nine, he became a member of Parliament.


The publication of his first novel saved him from bankruptcy.

Family Life

He was born in London, and he grew up in Somerset, England. He married Doreen Weeden; together, they had two children.


When Archer campaigned for the office of Mayor of London in 2000, he had the support of former Prime Minister John Major.

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