Anthony Eden

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Date of Birth June 12, 1897
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Jan 14, 1977 (79)
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Anthony Eden

Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, was a British Conservative politician who served three periods as Foreign Secretary and then a relatively brief term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957. Achieving rapid promotion as a young Member of Parliament, he became Foreign Secretary aged 38, before resigning in protest at Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy towards Mussolini's Italy. He again held that position for most of the Second World War, and a third time in the early 1950s. Having been deputy to Winston Churchill for almost 15 years, he succeeded him as the leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister in April 1955, and a month later won a general election.

Monarch: Elizabeth II
Preceded by: Sir Winston Churchill
Succeeded by: Harold Macmillan

About Anthony Eden

English Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of England from 1955 to 1957. He was Prime Minister during the Suez Crisis in 1956 and is largely perceived to have mishandled the situation.

Before Fame

He served during World War One and became the youngest brigade-major in the British Army. He first entered Parliament in 1923.

Achievement

He was an outspoken opponent of the appeasement policies of Neville Chamberlain leading up to and during World War II.

Family Life

He was married to Beatrice Beckett from 1923 to 1950 and Clarissa Spencer-Churchill from 1952 to his death in 1977.

Associations

He served as Prime Minister during the term of United States President Dwight Eisenhower.

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