Attlee, C.R. (Clement Richard), 1883-1967Alternative names
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee (1883-1967) was Prime Minister of the 1945-51 Labour Governments. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography . Thomas Simons Attlee (1880-1960) was his brother. See Peggy Attlee With a quiet conscience: Thomas Simons Attlee 1880-1960 (London: 1995).
From the guide to the Letters from Clement Attlee to his brother Tom, 1915-60, (University of Oxford, Bodleian Library)
Clement R. Attlee was born in Putney, England, and educated at Oxford. His early experiences as an educator and lawyer led to a long political career, and he held many important offices before becoming Labour Party leader in 1935. He served in the War Cabinet during World War II, became deputy Prime Minister in 1942, and succeeded Winston Churchill as Prime Minister in 1945. He was known for his opposition to fascism, and as Prime Minister helped India achieve independence. After retiring from politics he wrote several books, including the autobiographical As It Happened.
From the description of C.R. Attlee letter to Lady Piercy, 1947 July 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63147320
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