Lord Beaverbrook Sir William Maxwell Aitken, (*)[1]

Varón 1879 - 1964  (85 años)


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  • Nombre William Maxwell Aitken  [1
    Título Lord Beaverbrook 
    Prefijo Sir 
    Sufijo (*) 
    Nacimiento 25 May 1879  Maple, Ontario, Canadá Buscar todos los individuos que registran eventos en este lugar.  [1
    Sexo Varón 
    Fallecimiento 9 Jun 1964  Cherkley Court, Leatherhead, Surrey, Inglaterra, Reino Unido Buscar todos los individuos que registran eventos en este lugar.  [1
    ID Persona I185090  Los Antepasados
    Última Modificación 6 Feb 2018 

    Padre William Cuthbert Aitken,   n. 28 Feb 1834,   f. 13 Dic 1913  (Edad 79 años) 
    Madre Jane Noble,   f. Sí, fecha desconocida 
    Casado Si  [1
    ID Familia F54454  Hoja del Grupo  |  Family Chart

    Familia Gladys Henderson Drury,   f. 1 Dic 1927, Londres, Inglaterra, Reino Unido Buscar todos los individuos que registran eventos en este lugar.  [1
    Casado Si  [1
    Hijos 
    +1. Janet Gladys Drury Aitken,   n. 9 Jul 1908,   f. 1988  (Edad 79 años)
    Última Modificación 6 Feb 2018 
    ID Familia F54453  Hoja del Grupo  |  Family Chart

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  • Notas 
    • William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, PC, ONB (25 May 1879 ? 9 June 1964) was a Canadian-British business tycoon, politician, newspaper publisher, and writer who was an influential figure in British society of the first half of the 20th century. The young Max Aitken had a gift for making money and was a millionaire by 30. His business ambitions quickly exceeded opportunities in Canada and he moved to Britain. There he befriended Bonar Law and with his support won a seat in the House of Commons at the general election held in December 1910. A knighthood followed shortly after. During World War I, he ran the Canadian Records office in London and played a role in the removal of H. H. Asquith as prime minister in 1916. The resulting Tory-led coalition government (with Lloyd George as prime minister and Bonar Law as Chancellor of the Exchequer), rewarded Aitken with a peerage and, briefly, a Cabinet post as Minister of Information.
      Post-war, the now Lord Beaverbrook concentrated on his business interests. He built the Daily Express into the most successful mass circulation newspaper in the world and used it to pursue personal campaigns, most notably for tariff reform and for the British Empire to become a free trade bloc. Beaverbrook supported the government of Stanley Baldwin and that of Neville Chamberlain throughout the 1930s and was persuaded by another long standing political friend, Winston Churchill, to serve as his Minister of Aircraft Production from May 1940. Churchill and others later praised his Ministerial contributions. He resigned due to ill-health in 1941 but later in the war was appointed Lord Privy Seal. Beaverbrook spent his later life running his newspapers, which by then included the London Evening Standard and the Sunday Express. He served as Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick and developed a reputation as a historian with his books on political and military history.

  • Fuentes 
    1. [S451] Medrano Balcarce, Juan Manuel, Medrano Balcarce, Juan Manuel, (jmedrano76(AT)hotmail.com).