Asquith, Herbert Henry

Asquith (1852-1928, created Baron of Oxford and Asquith, 1925) was educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he became fellow in 1874. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, 1876. He was rector of Glasgow University (1905) and of Aberdeen University (1908). He was a Liberal Member of Parliament since 1886 for 32 years; he was Home Secretary (1882-85), Prime Minister (1908-17) and leader of the Liberal Party until 1926. He married Margot Tennant (1864-1945) in 1894.

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