Winston Spencer Churchill

Grandson of British war leader

Winston Spencer Churchill, 69, a former member of Parliament and grandson of Britain's wartime leader, died Tuesday at his London home. He had cancer.

Churchill was a Conservative member of the House of Commons from 1970 to 1997. Earlier he had been a foreign correspondent for the Times of London, the Daily Telegraph and other papers.

Churchill was born in October 1940 at Chequers, the prime minister's official country residence, shortly after Royal Air Force pilots prevailed in the Battle of Britain. During the battle, Hitler's Luftwaffe was prevented from destroying Britain's air defenses or forcing the country to negotiate an armistice.

He was the son of Randolph Churchill and Pamela Digby, who scandalized London society with her affairs and who, in later life as Pamela Harriman, became U.S. ambassador to France. His parents divorced in 1945.

In his autobiography, "Memories and Adventures," Churchill said his famous name could be a burden, especially when he was in school at Eton. He told of bullies swearing at him, then saying: "And take this for being Winston-bloody-Churchill!"

Andrew Jaffe, a journalist who served as business editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner from 1978 to 1984 and editor of Adweek magazine before moving into the advertising business and becoming director of the industry's Clio Awards, died Friday in New Canaan, Conn., after suffering from multiple myeloma, his family announced. He was 71.

-- times staff and wire reports

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