1885 - Alexander was born in Weston-super-Mare, England on the 1st of May.
1888 - Entered Barton Hill School at the young age of three.
1898 - He dropped from school to help his family. He worked as apprentice to a leather merchant and after five months, he worked at the Bristol School Board as a junior clerk.
1903 - Worked as a committee clerk at the school Management Department of the newly established local education authority.
1908 - Converted himself to baptist after he married Esther Ellen Chapple on June 6th.
1908 - Elected treasure of Young Liberal Association and became a member of the Weston Co-operative Society.
1909 - Became a member of the local Trades and Labour Council.
1910 - Became a board member of the Weston Co-operative Society.
1916 - Joined the Artist Rifles and trained officers. He was trained in London while studying at Magdalen College in Oxford.
1917 - He was commisioned in the army by December.
1918 - Promoted to captain and appointed as education officer.
1919 - Elected as vice-president of the Weston Co-op Society and was appointed secretary of the Somerset branch of NALGO.
1920 - Elected as Parliamentary Secretary to the Co-operative Congress.
1924 - Appointed by Ramsay Macdonald as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Board of Trade.
1929 - Became a member of the cabinet in the second Labour government after he was beaten by Palmer for the position of General Secretary of the Co-operative Union.
1930 - Elected as the First Lord of the Admiralty.
1935 - After he lost hi seat at the Congress, he became the Co-op's Parliamentary Secretary.
1942 - Took part in the Arctic Convoy.
1946 - Became Minister of Defence and was responsible for formulating the system of National Service.
1947 - He took part in the Gen 75 Committee that secretly authorised Britain's nuclear programme.
1948 - Became Freeman of the City of Sheffield.
1950 - Became Viscount Alexander of Hillsborough, of Hillsborough in the City of Sheffield and was elected as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
1963-1965 - Became Earl Alexander of Hillsborough. He died on the 11th of January of natural death.
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