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Profumo

John (Dennis). born 1915, British Conservative politician; secretary of state for war (1960--63). He resigned after a scandal that threatened the government of Harold Macmillan
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She ran the Cliveden estate in Buckinghamshire, where War Secretary John Profumo met Christine Keeler, then 19, swimming naked in the pool.
She became famous in the 1963 scandal that rocked the establishment when she had an affair with Tory minister for war John Profumo and a Russian diplomat at the same time at the height of the cold war.
He called her "his little baby", took her to orgies, and eased her into an affair with the married Profumo.
She was 19 when she met Minister of War John Profumo and had affairs with him and Russian embassy military attache Yevgeny Ivanov in 1963.
She was the central and seductive figure in a searing story of sex, intrigue and espionage which led to the shaming of John Profumo, who was forced to quit his job as War Secretary, and to leave Parliament altogether.
He introduced her to a VIP party scene and it was through him that she met Profumo, 46, and the Russian military attache Eugene Ivanov in 1961, having affairs with both men.
Keeler, during her time, was said to be in a relationship with British war secretary John Profumo, leading to the infamous political scandal of the 1960s.
Profumo resigned over lying to Parliament, not the sex, and spent his latter years doing good works in London's East End.
Profumo believes that dark matter as particles is lurking just around the corner, and will be discovered by the ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking of theorists and experimentalists, combined with the ability to master the wisdom scientists have accumulated about how to model and search for dark matter as a particle.
Eni's Board of Directors, following the Nomination Committee's assessment, verified that Director Alessandro Profumo - appointed by Eni Shareholders Meeting on 12 May 2016 and previously co-opted by the Board on 29 July 2015 - satisfies the requirements for the position of Director and, in particular, the independence requirements according to the law and the Corporate Governance Code, confirming the previous assessments already disclosed to the market at the time of the co-option and in the 2015 Corporate Governance Report (available on the company website at www.
1963 CHRISTINE Keeler was arrested and charged with perjury over the Profumo Affair.
Profumo later resigned from office and left politics.