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Lord Beaverbrook

Lord BeaverbrookAKA William Maxwell Aitken

Born: 25-May-1879
Birthplace: Maple, Ontario, Canada
Died: 9-Jun-1964
Location of death: Leatherhead, Surrey, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Media mogul, UK cabinet minister

Father: (Presbyterian minister)
Wife: Gladys Henderson Drury (m. 29-Jan-1906, d. 1927, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Janet Gladys Aitken (b. 1908, d. 1988)
Son: John William Maxwell Aitken (b. 1910, d. 1985)
Son: Peter Rudyard Aitken (b. 1912, d. 1947)

    University: University of New Brunswick (briefly)
    Administrator: Chancellor, University of New Brunswick (1947-53)

    Lord Privy Seal (1943-45)
    UK Minister War Production (1942)
    UK Minister of Supply (1941-42)
    UK Minister Aircraft Production (1940-41)
    UK Minister of Information (1918)
    UK Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne (1910-16)
    London Evening Standard Owner

Author of books:
Canada at Flanders (1917)
Success (1921)
Politicians and the Press (1925)
Politicians and the War (1928, 2 vols.)
Resources of the British Empire (1934)
Don't Trust to Luck (1954)
Three Keys to Success (1956)
Men and Power (1956)
Friends (1959)


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