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Bevan, Aneurin (Nye)

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1960 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politicial Adviser


British Welsh labor leader and politician


1897 - Born on the 15th of November in Tredegar, Monmouthshire.


1916 - He was head of his local Miners' Lodge.


1919 - Won a scholarship to the Central Labour College in London.


1921 - Founded that the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company refused to re-hire him.


1924 - In the Bedwellty Colliery, and it closed down after ten months.


1925 - Still unemployed and in February, his beloved father died of pneumoconiosis.


1926 - Worked as a paid union official.


1928 - He won a seat on Monmouthshire County Council.


1934 - Married fellow socialist MP Jennie Lee.


1936 - He joined the board of the new socialist newspaper the Tribune.


1948 - By National Health Service Act of 1946, established National Health Service.


1959 - Despite suffering from terminal cancer he was elected as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.


Clement Attlee, appointed Aneurin Bevan as Minister of Health.


1960 - Aneurin Bevan died from terminal cancer on 6th of July.





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