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Arthur Balfour in United Kingdom

Arthur Balfour History

Conservative Prime Minister between 1902-1906. His government was deeply divided over economic policy (free trade or imperial preference). Served as foreign secretary between 1916-1919. Responsible for the Balfour Declaration in 1917 which promised Jews a national home in Palestine.

History of the 1st Lord Balfour (1848-1930), earlier Arthur Balfour

The following commentary about 1st Lord Balfour (1848-1930), earlier Arthur Balfour in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): British politician. Prime Minister 1902 – 1905.

Elected as Conservative MP for Hertford in 1874. Served as President of the Local Government Board (1885-1886), Secretary for Scotland with seat in Cabinet (1886-1887), Chief Secretary for Ireland (1887-1891), and Leader of the House of Commons during some of Lord Salisbury’s governments. He was leader of the Opposition (1892-1895), and Prime Minister (1902-1905). He served in the National Government as First Lord of the Admiralty (1915-1916), taking over from Winston Churchill, and was Foreign Secretary (1916-1919), and President of the Council (1919-1922 and 1925-1929).

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