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Clement Attlee

(b. London, 3 Jan. 1883; d. London, 8 Oct. 1967) British; Prime Minister 1945–51; Earl 1955 Clement Attlee's government (1945–51) is widely regarded as Labour's most successful ...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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...Attlee, Clement (b. London , 3 Jan. 1883 ; d. London , 8 Oct. 1967 ) UK Prime Minister 1945–51 ; Earl 1955 Attlee was born into a comfortable middle-class family and there was little in his background to suggest that he would lead a party of the left. His father was a city solicitor, able to send him to Haileybury. Attlee graduated from Oxford University and qualified as a barrister. His shock at witnessing poverty in London's East End while undertaking voluntary work at Toynbee Hall , reinforced by his reading, made him into a socialist. The East...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Clement Clement Attlee 1883 – 1967 British Labour statesman , Prime Minister 1945–51 Few thought he was even a starter There were many who thought themselves smarter But he ended PM CH and OM An earl and a knight of the garter. of himself letter to Tom Attlee, 8 April 1956 [ Russian Communism is ] the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. speech at Aarhus University, 11 April 1956 Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. speech at Oxford, 14 June 1957 democracy means...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...Clement Attlee later 1st Earl Attlee 1883 1967 British Labour Prime Minister You have no right whatever to speak on behalf of the Government. Foreign Affairs are in the capable hands of Ernest Bevin. His task is quite sufficiently difficult without the embarrassment of irresponsible statements of the kind which you are making … a period of silence on your part would be welcome. Quoted in British Political Facts 1900–75 . From a letter to Harold Laski, Chairman of the Labour Party NEC (20 August 1945). Just after the Labour government had come to power,...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0Clement Clement Attlee 1883 – 1967 British Labour statesman , Party Leader 1935–55 and Prime Minister 1945–51. Elected on a landslide in 1945 in the closing months of the Second World War, his term of office saw the creation of the modern welfare state and the nationalization of major industries . On Attlee: see churchill , churchill , de gaulle I must remind the Right Honourable Gentleman that a monologue is not a decision. to Winston churchill , who had complained that a matter had been raised several times in Cabinet, 1945 Francis...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Clement Clement Attlee 1883 – 1967 British Labour statesman , Prime Minister 1945–51 . See also de gaulle The voice we heard was that of Mr Churchill but the mind was that of Lord Beaverbrook. a Daily Express headline had reported Churchill as predicting ‘Gestapo in Britain if Socialists win’ speech on radio, 5 June 1945; Francis Williams A Prime Minister Remembers (1961); see bible voice was that of Mr Churchill mind was that of Lord Beaverbrook Few thought he was even a starter There were many who thought themselves smarter But he ended...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0Clement Clement Attlee 1883 – 1967 British Labour statesman ; Prime Minister, 1945–51 . On Attlee: see churchill , churchill , hennessy , nicolson A monologue is not a decision. to Winston churchill , who had complained that a matter had been raised several times in Cabinet Francis Williams A Prime Minister Remembers (1961) monologue is not a decision monologue is not a decision The voice we heard was that of Mr Churchill but the mind was that of Lord Beaverbrook. speech on radio, 5 June 1945 voice was that of Mr Churchill voice was...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., Clement (b. London , 3 Jan. 1883 ; d. London , 8 Oct. 1967 ) British ; Prime Minister 1945–51 ; Earl 1955 Clement Attlee's government ( 1945–51 ) is widely regarded as Labour's most successful government. The administration decisively shaped post-war Britain, establishing the policies for full employment, the welfare state, mixed economy, and passage from the British Empire to Commonwealth. Attlee was born into a comfortable middle-class family and there was little in his background to suggest that he would lead a party of the left. His father...

Attlee, Clement Richard

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Clement Richard ( 1883–1967 ) British statesman . As Labour prime minister ( 1945–51 ), Attlee replaced Churchill midway through the Potsdam Conference ( 1945 ), attended also by President Harry S. Truman and Josef Stalin , and established Britain as a close ally with the United States early in the cold war confrontation with the Soviet...

Attlee, Clement R.

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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..., Clement R. ( 1883–1967 ), British Labour politician who was deputy prime minister in Churchill's coalition government from May 1940 to July 1945 , when he became prime minister. After serving in the First World War , which he finished as a major, Attlee became Labour MP for Limehouse in 1922 and by 1935 was Labour Party leader. In May 1940 , when Chamberlain could not continue as prime minister of a Conservative administration without Labour support, Attlee asked the Labour National Executive committee two questions: would it serve under...

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David Dutton

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Clement, 1st Earl Attlee ( 1883–1967 ) . Prime minister. The son of a solicitor, Attlee grew up in a comfortably middle-class environment. He was educated at Haileybury and University College, Oxford, where he read history. Called to the bar in 1905 , he forsook the law for a career in social work after viewing poverty at first hand in London’s East End. Meanwhile Attlee became committed to socialism, joining the Fabians in 1907 and the Independent Labour Party in 1908 . He volunteered for military service in the First World War , fighting...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Clement, 1st Earl Attlee ( 1883–1967 ). Prime minister . The son of a solicitor, Attlee grew up in a comfortably middle‐class environment. He was educated at Haileybury and University College, Oxford. Called to the bar in 1905 , he forsook the law for a career in social work after viewing poverty at first hand in London's East End. Meanwhile Attlee became committed to socialism, joining the Fabians in 1907 and the Independent Labour Party in 1908 . He volunteered for military service in the First World War , fighting with distinction in...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Clement999 Clement Attlee 1883–1967 Few thought he was even a starter There were many who thought themselves smarter But he ended PM CH and OM An earl and a knight of the garter. of himself Clement Attlee 1883 – 1967 British Labour statesman , Prime Minister 1945–51 letter to Tom Attlee, 8 April 1956 A modest man who has a good deal to be modest about. of Clement Attlee Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1940–5, 1951–5 in Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books 27 June 1954 A sheep in sheep's...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Clement Richard, 1st Earl ( 1883–1967 ) British statesman , prime minister ( 1945–51 ). Attlee became a Labour member of Parliament in 1922 . He joined the Labour government in 1930 , but resigned when Ramsay Macdonald formed a National Coalition ( 1931 ). Attlee became leader of the Labour Party in 1935 . During World War 2, he served in Winston Churchill 's wartime cabinet, first as Dominions Secretary ( 1942–43 ) and then as deputy prime minister ( 1942–45 ). Attlee won a landslide victory in the 1945 general election. His...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Clement Richard, 1st Earl ( 1883–1967 ) British statesman and Labour prime minister ( 1945–51 ), whose government created the ‘welfare state’. He was created an earl in 1955 . Born in London, the son of a lawyer, Attlee became a socialist in 1907 , influenced by his reading and by direct contact with poverty in London's East End. He qualified as a barrister and then taught at the London School of Economics from 1913 to 1923 . With a distinguished record at Gallipoli and in France during World War I, Major Attlee , as he was known, became mayor of...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Clement Richard, 1st Earl Attlee ( 1883–1967 ) British Labour statesman , Prime Minister ( 1945–51 ) . He became Labour Party leader in 1935 , and deputy Prime Minister in 1942 in Churchill’s coalition government. Following his party’s landslide election victory in 1945 , Attlee became the first Labour Prime Minister to command an absolute majority in the House of Commons. His term saw the creation of the modern welfare state and a wide programme of nationalization of major industries (including coal, gas, and electricity). Foreign policy...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee  

(b. London, 3 Jan. 1883; d. London, 8 Oct. 1967)British; Prime Minister 1945–51; Earl 1955 Clement Attlee's government (1945–51) is widely regarded as Labour's most successful government. The ...
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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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..., i and ii ( 1990 , 1991 ), and the Jarrow march is revisited in an original way by Matt Perry , The Jarrow Crusade: Protest and Legend ( 2005 ). After the collapse of the Labour government in 1931 , the leadership of the party eventually passed into the capable hands of Clement Attlee, whose elevation is well treated by John Shepherd , ‘Labour and the Trade Unions: Lansbury, Ernest Bevin and the Leadership Crisis of 1935’, in Chris Wrigley and John Shepherd (eds), On the Move: Essays in Labour and Transport History Presented to Philip Bagwell (...

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