Austen Chamberlain

Austen Chamberlain

Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 16 Mar 1937 (aged 73)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Plot Central Avenue, on the N.W. side, near the intersection with South Avenue.
Memorial ID 6325390 · View Source
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Brtish Statesman. Born in Birmingham, he was the eldest son of Joseph Chamberlain, the Liberal statesman, and the half-brother of Arthur Neville Chamberlain, who was British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the Second World War. Austen (who, like his brother, was known by his middle name) was the Conservative Member of Parliament for East Worcestershire from 1892 to 1914, and for Birmingham West from 1914 to 1937. He served as Postmaster General in 1902, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1903 to 1905 and, again, from 1919 to 1921, Secretary for India from 1915 to 1917 and Foreign Secretary (under Baldwin) from 1924 to 1929. In 1925, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Coolidge's Vice President, Clarence Gates Dawes. This was awarded for his role in the signing of the Locarno Treaty, concluded on October 16th. 1925 (his 62nd. birthday) between Great Britain, France, Belgium and Italy. Austen Chamberlain is mentioned frequently in quizzes because, until the defeat of William Hague in the election of 2001, he was the last leader of the Conservative Party (from March 1921 until October 1922) not to have become Prime Minister.

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