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Balfour, Arthur James

Born: 1848 AD
Died: 1930 AD

British statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1848 – Born 25th of July in East Lothian, Scotland.

1861-1866 – He was educated at Eton.

1866-1869 – Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received a Second-Class Honours Degree.

1874-1875 – Became Conservative MP for Hertford and represented that constituency.

1878 – Private Secretary to his uncle, Lord Salisbury.

1879 – Wrote A Defence of Philosophical Doubt.

1885 – He was returned for East Manchester.

1886 – Served as Secretary for Scotland.

1887 – Chief secretary for Ireland.

1892-1893 – Served as First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons.

1895 – Balfour wrote The Foundations of Belief.

1902-1905 – Became the British prime minister.

1909 – Criticism of Beauty.

1911 – Resigned the leadership of the House owing to the constitutional crisis.

1914 – He wrote Theism and Humanism.

1915 – Followed Churchill to the Admiralty.

1916-1919 – Served under Lloyd George as foreign secretary.

1917 – He was responsible for the famous Balfour declaration which promised Zionists a national home in Palestine.

1921 – Lord President of the Council was responsible for the controversial note canceling Allied war debts to America.

1923 – This year he wrote the Theism and Thought.

1925-1929 – He once again returned to the Cabinet, serving in place of the late Lord Curzon as Lord President of the Council.

1930 – Balfour died 19th of March and buried in Whittingeham House, East Lothian, Scotland.