Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, 1881-1959

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British politician Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881-1959), was the son of Charles Lindley Wood, the 2nd Viscount Halifax, and Lady Agnes Elizabeth Courtenay. In 1909, he married Lady Dorothy Onslow (1885-1976), with whom he had six children. Educated at Eton College and Oxford University, Wood became the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Ripon constituency in 1910 as well as the first Lord Irwin and a member of the House of Lords in 1925. He served in a number of positions in British government, including as viceroy of India from 1925 to 1931 and as Lord Privy Seal from 1935 to 1937. Shortly before the advent of World War II, Wood was appointed foreign secretary under Neville Chamberlain. In 1940, Winston Churchill selected Wood as British ambassador to the United States, a role he used to persuade Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter the war.

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Layborn, Keith. British Political Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary . Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2001.

From the guide to the Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, Letters, 1942, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

British politician Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881-1959), was the son of Charles Lindley Wood, the 2nd Viscount Halifax, and Lady Agnes Elizabeth Courtenay.

In 1909, he married Lady Dorothy Onslow (1885-1976), with whom he had six children. Educated at Eton College and Oxford University, Wood became the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Ripon constituency in 1910 as well as the first Lord Irwin and a member of the House of Lords in 1925. He served in a number of positions in British government, including as viceroy of India from 1925 to 1931 and as Lord Privy Seal from 1935 to 1937. Shortly before the advent of World War II, Wood was appointed foreign secretary under Neville Chamberlain. In 1940, Winston Churchill selected Wood as British ambassador to the United States, a role he used to persuade Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter the war.

From the description of Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, Letters, 1942 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 747046222

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