Beveridge, William Henry
Born: Mar 05, 1879 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 84 years of age.
1879 - Born on the 5th of March in Rangpur, British India’s Bengal (now Rangpur, Bangladesh).
1908 - He joined the Board of Trade, and helped organize the implementation of the national system of labour exchanges.
1909 - He was appointed Director of Labour Exchanges; his ideas influenced David Lloyd George and led to the passing of the National Insurance Act. During Asquith's Liberal government.
1914-1918 - He was involved in mobilising and controlling manpower. After the war, he was knighted and made permanent secretary to the Ministry of Food.
1919 - He left the civil service to become director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
1937 - He was appointed Master of University College, Oxford.
1944 - He recently joined the Liberal Party, was elected to the House of Commons, briefly serving the constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
1946 - He was created Baron Beveridge, of Tuggal in the County of Northumberland, and eventually became leader of the Liberals in the House of Lords.
1963 - He died at his home on the 16th of March and was buried in Throckington churchyard, on the Northumbrian moors.
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