John Walton, Baron Walton of Detchant, British politician, Died at 93

John Nicholas Walton, Baron Walton of Detchant was born on September 16, 1922, and died on April 21, 2016.

He was a British politician and member of the House of Lords.

John qualified from Newcastle Medical School (then part of the University of Durham).

He was President of the British Medical Association (BMA) from 1980 to 1982, President of the General Medical Council (GMC) 1982 to 1989 and President of the Royal Society of Medicine from 1984 to 1986.

Walton was also appointed second Warden of Green College, Oxford in 1983, where he stayed until 1989.

Also, the Green College merged with Templeton College, Oxford in 2008 to become Green Templeton College, located on the site that was previously Green College.

In 1979, he was knighted, Walton created a life peer on 24 July 1989 as Baron Walton of Detchant, of Detchant in the County of Northumberland and sat as a crossbencher.

During the year 1992, John became a member of the Science and Technology Committee, leaving in 1996, returning in 1997 and leaving again in 2001.

John Walton was Chair of the Medical Ethics committee, from 1993 to 1994.

John Walton was Secretary of the Rare Diseases Group from 2009 until his death.

John Walton was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Walton was Patron of The Little Foundation, Honorary Life President of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Vice President of Parkinson’s UK and Honorary Chairman of the United Kingdom Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA).

John Walton, Baron Walton of Detchant passed away at 93 yrs old.