Neville Chamberlain Biography

Arthur Neville Chamberlain FRS was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is best known for his appeasement foreign policy, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding the German-populated Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. However when Adolf Hitler continued his aggression by invading Poland, Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, and Chamberlain led Britain through the first eight months of World War II.

After working in business and local government and after a short spell as Director of National Service in 1916 and 1917, Chamberlain followed his father, Joseph Chamberlain, and older half-brother, Austen Chamberlain, in becoming a member of parliament in the 1918 general election at age 49. He declined a junior ministerial position, remaining a backbencher until 1922. He was rapidly promoted in 1923 to Minister of Health and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. After a short Labour-led government, he returned as Minister of Health, introducing a range of reform measures from 1924 to 1929. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Neville Chamberlain
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Politician, Business magnate
Religion:
Unitarianism
Date of Birth:
March 18, 1869
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
November 9, 1940
Age at Death:
71
Cause of Death:
Stomach cancer
Marriages
Neville Chamberlain Timeline
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