Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965

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Birth 1874-11-30
Death 1965-01-24

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Sir Winston Churchill was an English politician, essayist, biographer, and writer of historical and political literature.

From the description of Sir Winston Churchill collection of papers, [1898?]-1954 bulk (1910-1954). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164226

From the guide to the Sir Winston Churchill collection of papers, 1898?]-1954, 1910-1954, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

British statesman and author.

From the description of Collection relating to Sir Winston Churchill, 1943-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453343

Sir Winston Churchill was born November 30, 1874 to Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill. A Conservative member of the British Parliament since 1900, Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty at the outbreak of the Second World War. In May 1940, he became Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, where he served until 1945. Throughout his lifetime Churchill earned many honors including a Knighthood and the insignia of the Order of the Garter in 1953, honorary citizenship in the United States in 1963, and a state funeral upon his death on January 24, 1965.

In addition to his distinguished political career, Churchill was a renowned author. In 1953 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in recognition of his many published works, such as his six volume set The Second World War . In 1905 Churchill began corresponding with author and editor Frank Harris regarding the biography Churchill was writing about his father. Churchill eventually granted Harris permission to begin negotiating with various publishers. The book, Lord Randolph Churchill, was published by Macmillan Publishers in 1906.

From the guide to the Winston Churchill Letters, 1905, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British politician who led Great Britain as Prime Minister during World War II (1939-1945).

Jesse Merritt (1889-1957) was a Quaker resident of Farmingdale in Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. He was an historian of the Nassau County region and President of Bethpage Press in Farmingdale.

From the guide to the Winston Churchill letter to Jesse Merritt, 1943, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

Epithet: Prime Minister

Title: Knight

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