Chamberlain, Joseph Austen
1863 - Born on October 16th in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. British statesman and diplomat.
1887 - He became his father's private secretary.
1895 - He was civil lord of the Admiralty.
1903-1905 - He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
1914 - Austen became the member for West Birmingham.
1915 - Chamberlain accepted the position of secretary of state for India.
1919 - He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer forthe second time.
1924 - He was the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary.
1925 - He won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- He rejected the proposed Geneva Protocol in a speech to the Council of the League of Nations, not so much because it required compulsory arbitration of international disputes as because it was the Council which was to decide what action member states should take to enforce the authority of the League in time of crisis.
1937 - Died on March 16th in London, England.
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