Wood (1881-1959; 3rd Viscount Halifax, 1934; 1st Earl Halifax, 1944) was educated at Eton, Christ Church and All Souls, Oxford, where he became fellow. He was parliamentary under-secretary for the colonies (1921-22), President of the Board of Education (1922-24 and 1932-35), Minister of Agriculture (1924-25), Viceroy of India (1926-31), Secretary of State for War (1935), Lord Privy Seal (1935-37), leader of the House of Lords (1935-38 and 1940), Lord President of the Council (1937-38), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1938-40), and chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1933.
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