Dalton, Hugh Dalton, Baron, 1887-1962

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John Edward Hugh Neale Dalton, 1887-1962, was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. He won the Winchester Reading Prize at Cambridge in 1909 and the Hutchinson Research studentship at LSE 1911-1913. He became a Barrister-at-law in 1914, and it was also in this year that he married Ruth Fox. During World War I, Dalton served in the RASC and the Royal Artillery in France and Italy, and was attached to the Ministry of Labour for special investigations in 1919. After the war he returned to a career in economics. He became a lecturer at LSE in 1919, Sir Ernest Cassel Reader in Commerce at the University of London, 1920-1925, and a Reader in Economics at the University of London, 1925-1936. He entered politics in 1924, becoming the Labour MP for Peckham 1924-1929, and Bishop Auckland 1929-1931 and 1935-1959. He became Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1929-1931, Chairman of Labour Party National Executive Committee 1936-1937, Minister of Economic Warfare 1940-1942, President of the Board of Trade 1942-1945, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1945-1947, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1948-1950 and Minister of Town and Country Planning 1950-1951. He was created Baron Dalton of Forest and Frith in 1960.

From the guide to the DALTON, Edward Hugh John Neale, 1887-1962, Baron Dalton, 1916-1964, (British Library of Political and Economic Science)

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referencedIn [Yugoslavia wartime documents], 1939-1941. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn John Pudney Papers TXRC95-A1., 1850-1977, (bulk 1926-1976) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Dalton, Hugh Dalton, Baron, 1887-1962. Correspondence, 1954-1960. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf DALTON, Edward Hugh John Neale, 1887-1962, Baron Dalton, 1916-1964 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn DOUGLAS, Francis Campbell Ross, 1889-1980, Baron Douglas of Barloch, journalist, solicitor and MP, [1925]-1980 British Library of Political and Economic Science
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referencedIn Edward Dent: Letters to him, 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn DURBIN, Rt Hon Evan Frank Mottram, 1906-1948, economist, 1918-1948 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn Ursula Roberts, Incoming correspondence, ca. 1910-1960 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Roberts, Ursula, b. 1887. Incoming correspondence, c. 1910-1960. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
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Death 1962




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