Gordon Wasserman, Baron Wasserman

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The Lord Wasserman
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Born (1938-07-26) 26 July 1938 (age 81)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupationpolitician, member of the House of Lords, political adviser
Years active1967-present
Spouse(s)The Hon. Cressida Gaitskell (b. 1942)

Gordon Joshua Wasserman, Baron Wasserman (born 26 July 1938) is a Canadian Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords who has been Government Adviser on Policing and Criminal Justice since 2011.


Born in Canada, Wasserman was educated at Westmount High School, McGill University and New College, Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship.[1] He joined the Home Office as a civil servant in 1967[2] and worked variously as Economic Adviser, in the Urban Deprivation Unit and as an Assistant Under Secretary of State responsible successively for social policy and policing.

In his subsequent private sector career, Wasserman served as a consultant in public sector and police management, particularly in the use of science and technology in policing. He worked with the Police Commissioners of New York City, Philadelphia and Miami as well as the Department of Justice.

He was created a life peer as Baron Wasserman, of Pimlico in the City of Westminster, on 11 January 2011.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Wasserman married in 1964 the Hon. Cressida Gaitskell, younger daughter of Hugh Gaitskell and Dora Gaitskell, Baroness Gaitskell.[5]


  1. ^ "Searchlight Profile". Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Harvard Profile". Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  3. ^ "No. 59671". The London Gazette. 14 January 2011. p. 523.
  4. ^ "House of Lords Official Profile". Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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