Tony Blair was born on May 6, 1953. He graduated from Oxford University in 1976 with a Second Class Honours BA in Jurisprudence. He became a member of parliament for Sedgefield in 1983 and was elected prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. In 2008, he founded the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes respect and understanding between the major religions and makes the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world. He also leads the Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative and lectures at Yale University.