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Arthur James Balfour Biography

Former Secretary of the British Admiralty
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • First Earl of Viscount Traprain, since 1922
  • Served twice in the Cabinet Post of Lord President of the Council, 1919–22, 1925–29
  • President of the British Academy, 1921
  • England’s Foreign Secretary, 1916
  • Succeeded Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty, 1915
  • Prime Minister of England, 1902-1905
  • President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1904
  • President of the Society for Psychic Research, 1894
  • Secretary for Scotland and then Chief Secretary for Ireland in the Second Salisbury Ministry, 1886–1892
  • Leader of the House of Commons and First Lord of the Treasury, 1891
  • Entered Parliament as a Conservative member for Hertford, 1891
  • Educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Born: 1848
  • Deceased: 1930