Alexander Chancellor, British journalist, Died at 77


Alexander Surtees Chancellor was born on January 4, 1940, and died on January 28, 2017.

He was a British journalist.

He was educated at Eton College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

He was the editor of the conservative Spectator magazine from 1975 to 1984.

During 1993, Chancellor spent a year in the United States working as an editor at The New Yorker magazine, where he oversaw the “Talk of the Town” section.

Fans and others thought him “bumbling” and a “laughing stock”, imparting a “skepticism so dry and genial it apparently went unnoticed.”

That experience was the basis of a memoir, Some Times in America, which was published in both the UK and the US in 2000.

During June 2014 Chancellor became editor of The Oldie magazine in succession to Richard Ingrams.

Until January 2012, Chancellor contributed a weekly column in The Guardian, published in the “Weekend” supplement each Saturday.

During March 2012, Chancellor began to contribute to The Spectator again, with a column entitled “Long Life”.

He lived in Northamptonshire and is the father of British model Cecilia Chancellor and the uncle of British actress Anna Chancellor.

Chancellor was also the grandson of Sir John Chancellor, the first Governor of Southern Rhodesia.

Chancellor was appointed a CBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to journalism.

Alexander Chancellor passed away at 77 years old.