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Dalton, Hugh

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Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Political Leader

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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.

 

 

 


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