Brooke, Basil Stanlake

Born: Jun 09, 1888 AD
Died: 1973 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Politician


1888 - Born on June 9th in Colebrooke, Brookeborough, County Fermanagh. Irish politician.

1907 - He succeeded to the title of 5th Baronet Brooke, of Colebrooke, co. Fermanagh [U.K.] on November 27th.

         - He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England.

         - He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 10th Hussars.

1921 - He was invested as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.).

1933 - He was invested as a Privy Counselor (P.C.) [Northern Ireland].

         - He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Lisnaskea [Northern Ireland].

1941 - He held the office of Assistant Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Finance.

         - He held the office of Minister of Commerce and Production.

1943 - He held the office of Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

1952 - He was created the first Viscount Brookeborough, of Colebrooke, co. Fermanagh [U.K.] on July 1st.

         - He was invested as a Knight, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.).

1960 - He was Air Commodore of the Ulster Maritime Support Unit, Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

1961 - He was decorated with the Military Cross (M.C.).

         - He held the office of Vice-Admiral of Ulster.

1963 - He held the office of HM Lieutenant of County Fermanagh.

         - He resigned as Prime Minster owing to ill health

1965 - He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.).

         - He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Queen's University, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland.

1973 - Died on August 18th in Colebrooke.
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