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|Member of the European Parliament for France|
James Michael Goldsmith
26 February 1933
|Died||18 July 1997 64) (aged|
|Political party||Movement for France, Referendum Party|
(m. 1954; died 1954)
Ginette Christiane Léry
(m. 1956; div. 1978)
|Domestic partner||Laure Boulay de La Meurthe|
|Children||8, including Jemima, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, and Ben|
|Relatives||See Goldsmith family|
|Education||Millfield, Eton College|
|Known for||Finance, Eurosceptic politician|
His controversial business and finance career led to ongoing clashes with British media, frequently involving litigation or the threat of litigation.
In 1994 he was elected to represent a French constituency as a Member of the European Parliament. He founded the short-lived Eurosceptic Referendum Party in the United Kingdom, which became an early campaigner for opposition to Britain's membership of the European Union.