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Pages: 29. Chapters: John Graves Simcoe, Clement Attlee, John
Gellibrand, Guy Wylly, Daniel Marcus William Beak, Lord Robert
Seymour, Percy Egerton Herbert, Boyle Finniss, Henry Wellesley, 1st
Baron Cowley, Charles Lawrence, John Montagu, Thomas Arbuthnot,
Paul Mascarene, George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine, John Winslow,
Gabriel Coury, John Ireland Blackburne, Arthur George Hammond,
Robert Carey, Michael Willoughby, 11th Baron Middleton, Richard
Pilkington, Paul Travers, George Lyon, Paul Cairn Vellacott, Lyde
Browne, William Adlam, Frederick Arthur, Lawrence Armstrong,
William Balfour. Excerpt: Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee,
KG, OM, CH, PC, FRS (3 January 1883 - 8 October 1967) was a British
Labour politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, and as the Leader of the Labour Party
from 1935 to 1955. He was also the first person to hold the office
of Deputy Prime Minister, under Winston Churchill in the wartime
coalition government, before leading the Labour Party to a
landslide election victory over Churchill's Conservative Party in
1945. He was the first Labour Prime Minister to serve a full
Parliamentary term, and the first to command a Labour majority in
Parliament. The government he led put in place the post-war
settlement, based upon the assumption that full employment would be
maintained by Keynesian policies, and that a greatly enlarged
system of social services would be created - aspirations that had
been outlined in the wartime Beveridge Report. Within this context,
his government undertook the nationalisation of major industries
and public utilities as well as the creation of the National Health
Service. After initial Conservative opposition to Keynesian fiscal
policy, this settlement was broadly accepted by all parties until
Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979. His...
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