E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Politician

1881 – 1959

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Who was E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax?

Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, TD, PC, known as The Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and as The Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was one of the most senior British Conservative politicians of the 1930s, during which he held several senior ministerial posts, most notably as Foreign Secretary from 1938 to 1940. As such he is often regarded as one of the architects of the policy of appeasement prior to World War II. During the war, he served as British Ambassador in Washington.

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Born
Apr 16, 1881
Powderham Castle
Also known as
  • Edward Frederick Lindley Wood
  • Edward Wood
  • Lord Halifax
  • Lord Irwin
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Anglo-Catholicism
  • Anglicanism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • Eton College
Employment
  • University of Oxford
Died
Dec 23, 1959
Yorkshire

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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