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-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014
 
Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC, FRS: Sir, you will be remembered as a Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 January 1957 to 18 October 1963. Nicknamed "Supermac" and known for his pragmatism, wit and unflappability, Macmillan achieved note before the Second World War as a Tory radical and critic of appeasement. As a child, young teenager and later young man, he was an admirer of the policies and leadership of a succession of Liberal Prime Ministers, starting with Henry Campbell-Bannerman, who came to power near the end of 1905 when Macmillan was only 11 years old, and then H. H. Asquith, whom he later described as having "intellectual sincerity and moral nobility", and particularly of Asquith's successor, David Lloyd George, whom he regarded as a "man of action", likely to accomplish his goals. Rising to high office as a protégé of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Macmillan believed in thepost-war settlement and the necessity of a mixed economy, and in his premiership pursued corporatistpolicies to develop the domestic market as the engine of growth. During his time as prime minister, average living standards steadily rose while numerous social reforms were carried out such as the 1956 Clean Air Act, the 1957 Housing Act, the 1960 Offices Act, the 1960 Noise Abatement Act, the Factories Act 1961, the introduction of a graduated pension scheme to provide an additional income to retirers, the establishment of a Child's Special Allowance for the orphaned children of divorced parents,and a reduction in the standard work week from 48 to 42 hours. Also you were the last British prime minister born in the reign of Queen Victoria, and the last to have served in World War I. The special relationship with the United States continued after the election of President John F. Kennedy, whose sister Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington had marriedWilliam Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, the nephew of Macmillan's wife. He was supportive throughout the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 and Kennedy consulted him by telephone every day. The British Ambassador David Ormsby-Gore was a close family friend of the President and actively involved in White House discussions on how to resolve the crisis. Macmillan's first government had seen the first phase of the sub-Saharan Africanindependence movement, which accelerated under his second government. His 'wind of change' speech in Cape Town on his African tour in February 1960 is considered a landmark in the process of decolonisation. Macmillan found himself drawn more actively into politics after Margaret Thatcher became Conservative leader in February 1975, and Prime Minister in May 1979 when the Tories ended Labour's five-year rule with an election win, and the record of his own premiership came under attack from the monetarists in the party, whose theories she supported. In a celebrated speech he wondered aloud where such theories had come from: Was it America? Or was it Tibet? It is quite true, many of Your Lordships will remember it operating in thenursery. How do you treat a cold? One nanny said, 'Feed a cold'; she was a neo-Keynesian. The other said, 'Starve a cold'; she was a monetarist. Happy 120th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
 

- R I P
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
 

- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
 

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
 

- Palm Springs Girl
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
 

- Derek SJ.
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
 

- Lucy Caldarelli
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
 
Rest In Peace, Mr. Macmillan!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Sep. 21, 2013
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 10, 2013
 

- MFPS
 Added: Dec. 29, 2012
 

- Lucy Caldarelli
 Added: Dec. 29, 2012
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 21, 2012
 

- Matt Wong
 Added: Dec. 21, 2012
 
Great soldier, great gentleman, great prime minister, great statesman, and great character
- Philip Terzian
 Added: Aug. 26, 2012
 
Rest in peace, Supermac!
- Nathan Hazlett
 Added: Aug. 5, 2012
 

 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
 
Rest In Peace Harold!
- GraveyardResident
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
 

- Spaulding
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
 

- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
 

- Timothy Purnell
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
 

- Timothy Purnell
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
 
I light a candle for Harold Macmillan ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 

 Added: Dec. 29, 2011
 

- Kris Burns, UK
 Added: Dec. 29, 2011
 
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Oct. 23, 2011
 
On your 117th birthday...born at 52 Cadogan Place in Chelsea, London, England
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Feb. 14, 2011
 

- Kris Burns, UK
 Added: Feb. 12, 2011
 
My family never had it so good when you were Minister for Housing & Local Government, and Prime Minister. With gratitude and respect.
- Brian Gower from Wales
 Added: Feb. 10, 2011
 

- In Memory of Ana,Ruvi and My Dad
 Added: Jan. 28, 2011
 
Remembering Maurice Harold 24 years later
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Dec. 31, 2010
 

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Dec. 29, 2010
 
A good Prime Minister and an excellent Minister for Housing and Local Government that helped my family move out of a post-war temporary pre-fab home into a large modern 1955 council house. With gratitude and respect.
- Brian Gower from Wales
 Added: Dec. 29, 2010
 

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Dec. 29, 2010
 

- Kris Burns, UK
 Added: Dec. 29, 2010
 

- Darlene
 Added: Nov. 4, 2010
 
Though I do not support your party, I cannot help but respect Supermac. A great British Statesman.RIP Harold Macmillan
- Nathan Hazlett
 Added: Oct. 6, 2010
 

- karl anglin
 Added: Jun. 7, 2010
 

- Happy Heavenly Birthday Dearest Angel~Rhonda Sue
 Added: Feb. 10, 2010
 

- Kris Burns, UK
 Added: Feb. 10, 2010
 
Happy Birthday
- Lorna (Scotland)
 Added: Feb. 10, 2010
 
Happy Birthday!
- Cindy
 Added: Feb. 10, 2010
 

- Jennifer
 Added: Feb. 10, 2010
 

- muffin
 Added: Feb. 10, 2010
 

- James Snow
 Added: Feb. 10, 2010
 

- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Dec. 29, 2009
 

- Lorna (Scotland)
 Added: Dec. 29, 2009
 

- Kris Burns, UK
 Added: Dec. 29, 2009
 

- Luca
 Added: Dec. 29, 2009
 
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