Anthony Eden

Mr Robert Anthony Eden

Rush ID: 3852

Details

Born:
12 June 1897
Died:
14 January 1977
Birth place:
Bishop Auckland, County Durham, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Unknown
Parentage:
Sir William Eden, 7th Bart
Notes:
Created Knight of the Garter in 1954
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1954
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
3852
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q128995
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. EDEN, Anthony (1897-1977)

Peerages

  1. 1st Earl of Avon

    New hereditary

    1961

Constituencies

  1. Warwick and Leamington

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 6 December 1923
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1957*
    Date of exit: 9 January 1957
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Spennymoor

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: Wed 15th Nov 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1924-1926

    to G. Locker-Lampson, as Under-Secretary of State at Home Office and Foreign Office

  2. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1931-1934

    Foreign Office

  3. Lord Privy Seal 1934-1935

  4. Leader of the House of Commons 1942-1945

  5. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1935-1938

  6. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1951-1955

  7. Prime Minister 1955-1957

  8. PPS 1926-1929

    to Austen Chamberlain, as Foreign Secretary

  9. Minister of State 1935

    June-December 1935; Foreign Office; 'Minister for League of Nations Affairs'

  10. Secretary of State for the Dominions 1939-1940

  11. Secretary of State for War 1940

    May-December 1940

  12. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1940-1945

  13. Deputy Prime Minister 1951-1955

Higher education

  1. Christ Church

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Beckett, Beatrice

    Year: 1923

    Notes: divorced 1950

  2. Spencer-Churchill, Clarissa

    Year: 1952

Relationships

  1. Uncle of John Eden

  2. Related by marriage to Gervase Beckett

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club