Person    | Male  Born 3/1/1883  Died 8/10/1967

Clement Attlee

Politician. Born Clement Richard Attlee at Westcott, 18 Portinscale Road, Putney. In 1919 he became the first Labour mayor of Stepney and entered parliament in 1922. He served as Dominions Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister in Churchill's war cabinet. His party swept to power in the 1945 general election, and his tenure as Prime Minister saw the introduction of the National Health Service and the nationalisation of many industries. Retired from politics in 1955, and elevated to the peerage as Earl Attlee of Walthamstow. Died in Westminster Hospital.

Attlee was considered a dull man lacking all charisma. Churchill is often credited with the quips: "An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street and Clement Attlee got out", and "Attlee is a modest man who has much to be modest about."

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Clement Attlee - Stanmore

Clement Attlee Prime Minister 1945 - 51. This site marks the former family ho...

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Clement Attlee statue

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Clement Attlee - Wandsworth

Clement Richard Attlee 1883 - 1967 1st Earl Attlee. Labour Party leader 1935 ...

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Clement Attlee - Woodford

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