Eden, (Robert) Anthony

Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, Eden (1897-1977; created Earl of Avon, 1961) was a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1923. In 1926 he became parliamentary private secretary to the Foreign Secretary, Austen Chamberlain, in 1931 he was parliamentary under-secretary to the Foreign Secretary, Rufus Isaacs; in 1933 he was made Lord Privy Seal. In June 1935 Eden entered the Cabinet as Minister without Portfolio for League of Nations affairs, and later in the year he became Foreign Secretary. Although he believed in Chamberlain's appeasement policy, their views differed on method, and Eden resigned in February 1938. He was called back to the same office in 1940-45 and 1951-56, when he became Prime Minister. He resigned in 1957.

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Source: DNB .


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