Asquith, Herbert Henry

Born: Sep 12, 1852 AD
Died: 1928 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Politician

1852 - Born on the 12th of September in Morley, West Yorkshire, England.

1863 - He was sent to live with an uncle in London, where he entered the City of London School.

1870 - He won a classical scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford.

1874 - He was awarded the Craven scholarship and became president of the Oxford Union.

1876 - He was called to the bar.

1877 - He married Helen Kelsall Melland, daughter of a Manchester doctor.

1886 - Elected to Parliament, as the Liberal representative for East Fife, in Scotland.

1892-1895 - Served as Home Secretary.

1892 - He achieved his first significant post when he became Home Secretary under Gladstone (and later under Rosebery).

1905-1908 - His term as Prime Minister he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

1908-1916 - Served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1920 - He returned to the House of Commons.

1925 - He proposed to take the title "Earl of Oxford" for the city near which he lived and the university he had attended.

       - He was made a Freeman of Huddersfield.

1928 - Died on the 15th of February in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England, aged 75.

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