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Dalton, Hugh

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1962 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Political Leader

1887 – Born on the 26th of August in Neath, Wales, United Kingdom.


1915 – Served as a soldier on the French and Italian Fronts.


1922 – He was unsuccessful candidate for Parliament for four times.


1929 – Elected to the British House of Commons.


       – Became a junior Foreign Office minister in the second Labour Government.


1931 – He lost his seat in British House of Commons.


1935 – He was re-elected in British House of Commons.


       – During World War II, he was appointed as a Minister of Economic Warfare.


1940 – Established the Special Operations Executive, during World War II.


       – Member of the executive committee of the Political Warfare Executive.


1942 – President of the Board of Trade, a cabinet position in the United Kingdom Government.


1946 – He became Chancellor of the Exchequer (a British Cabinet Minister responsible for all economic and financial matters).


1948 – Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.


       – He was President of the Ramblers’ Association.


1950 – Minister of Town and Country Planning in Great Britain.


1951 – He left government after the General Election.


1962 – He died on the 13th of February.