Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Arthur James Balfour Biography

Title:
Former Secretary of the British Admiralty
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:
Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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
Education:
  • Educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge
Other:
  • Born: 1848
  • Deceased: 1930