David Lloyd George - Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK
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Quick Description: David Lloyd George was a British Liberal politician and statesman. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of a wartime coalition government between the years 1916–22 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926–31.
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/31/2011 5:59:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMC68X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
In the childhood village of David Lloyd George is a bust located outside the museum dedicated to the Prime Minister.

The BBC History website describes David Lloyd George (1863-1945): visit link

'David Lloyd George Lloyd George was one of the great reforming British chancellors of the 20th century and prime minister from 1916 to 1922.

David Lloyd George was born in Manchester on 17 January 1863, son of a schoolmaster. His father died when he was young and his mother took him to Wales to be raised. He became a lifelong Welsh nationalist. He qualified as a solicitor and in 1890 was elected Liberal member of parliament for Caernarvon, a seat he held until 1945. He quickly became known for his radicalism and earned notoriety for his opposition to the Boer War.

In 1905, the prime minister, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, appointed Lloyd George as president of the Board of Trade. In 1908, he was named chancellor of the exchequer in the government of HH Asquith. Lloyd George's 1909 budget has been called the 'people's budget' since it provided for social insurance that was to be partly financed by land and income taxes. The budget was rejected by the House of Lords. This, in turn, led directly to the Parliament Act of 1911 by which the Lords lost their power of veto.

Lloyd George remained chancellor of the exchequer through the early years of World War One. In 1915 he was appointed minister of munitions in Asquith's wartime coalition government. In July 1916 he became secretary of state for war, but was increasingly critical of Asquith. In December 1916, with the support of the Conservative and Labour leaders, he replaced Asquith as prime minister. Lloyd George's achievements in the last two years of the war included persuading the Royal Navy to introduce the convoy system and the unification of the Allied military command under the French general Ferdinand Foch.

At the successful conclusion of the war, Lloyd George was Britain's chief delegate to the Paris Peace Conference that drafted the Versailles Treaty. He remained prime minister, although now dependent on Conservative support. In 1921 he secured the settlement that established the Irish Free State. In the summer of 1922, Lloyd George was involved in a scandal involving the selling of knighthoods and peerages. In October, the Conservatives withdrew from the coalition over their opposition to Britain's foreign policy in Turkey. Lloyd George resigned as prime minister.

He remained in parliament, but was marginalised politically. In 1944 he was made Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor. He died on 26 March 1945 at Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Wales.'

The museum is also David Lloyd George's childhood home and the museum describe their purpose: 'The aim of the Lloyd George Museum and Highgate his boyhood home is to interpret the life and times of David Lloyd George 1863-1945 by collecting, caring for and displaying items relating to him and to develop the Museum and Highgate as a worthy centre to commemorate one of the greatest statesmen of the twentieth century and as a focus for information and research that will promote world wide awareness of his achievements.'

President Name: David Lloyd George

Birth Place?: no

Term Of Office: 1916–22

Date of Birth: 1/17/1863

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