Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, is a crossbench member of the British House of Lords and a former British Conservative politician until 2011, as Member of the British Parliament for Bath from 1979 to 1992. He first became a junior British Government minister in 1986, and became a member of the Cabinet from 1989 to 1992, and also formerly Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1992, and he was also a European Commissioner from 1999 to 2004. He is also the last British Governor of Hong Kong, from 1992 to 1997. In addition, he is also formerly the Governor of the BBC Trust from 2011 to 2014. Currently, he is also the Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 2003. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
Christopher Patten has 12 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Speech as a Governor for Hong Kong. The year with the most videos was 2002 with four videos as a Commissioner for the External Relations of the European Commission. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1994 with an average of 200 views per program. Most appearances with Colin L. Powell (2), Javier Solana (2), Joschka Fischer (2). Most common tag: European Union.