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Arthur Balfour

Arthur BalfourAKA Arthur James Balfour

Born: 25-Jul-1848
Birthplace: Whittingehame, East Lothian, Scotland
Died: 19-Mar-1930
Location of death: Woking, Surrey, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Whittingeham House, East Lothian, Scotland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State, Politician

Nationality: Scotland
Executive summary: UK Prime Minister, 1902-05

On February 2, 1917, Foreign Secretary and former Prime Minister Alfred Balfour declared the United Kingdom's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a homeland for the Jewish people."

Father: James Maitland Balfour (d. 1855)
Mother: Blanche Gascoyne Cecil
Brother: Eustace Balfour (younger)
Brother: Francis Balfour (d. 1882)
Girlfriend: Mary Lyttleton (engaged, died before wedding)

    High School: Eton College (1861-66)
    University: BA, Cambridge University (1866-69)
    Administrator: Rector, University of St. Andrews (1886-89)
    Administrator: Rector, University of Glasgow (1890-93)
    Administrator: Chancellor, University of Edinburgh (1891-1930)
    Administrator: Chancellor, Cambridge University (1919-30)

    Lord President of the Council (1925-29)
    UK Foreign Secretary (1916-19)
    UK Official First Lord of the Admiralty (1915-16)
    UK Member of Parliament for the City of London (1906-22)
    UK Prime Minister (11-Jul-1902 to 5-Dec-1905)
    Lord Privy Seal (1902-03)
    UK Leader of the House of Commons (1895-1905)
    UK Leader of the House of Commons (1891-92)
    UK Minister Chief Secretary for Ireland (1887-91)
    UK Minister Secretary for Scotland (1886-87)
    UK Member of Parliament for Manchester East (1885-1906)
    UK Member of Parliament for Hertford (1874-85)
    Carlton Club
    Conservative Party (UK)
    Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews Captain (1894-95)
    Travellers Club
    Order of Merit 1916
    Knighthood 1922 (Knight of the Garter)

Author of books:
A Defence of Philosophical Doubt (1879)
The Foundations of Belief (1895)
Criticism of Beauty (l909)
Theism and Humanism (1914)
Theism and Thought (1923)


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