Bevan, Aneurin

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Born: Nov 15, 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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