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Wood, Edward Frederick L., 1st Earl of Halifax

Date of birth:
April 16th, 1881 (Powderham Castle/Devon, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
December 23rd, 1959 (Garrowby Hall/Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Military career:
25 April 1900: Second Lieutenant
9 May 1908: Lieutenant
?: Captain
?: Major
1915: Lieutenant Colonel
20 July 1935: Hon. Colonel

Political career during the Second World War:
21 February 1938 – 22 December 1940: Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, War Cabinet
3 October 1940 – 22 December 1940: Leader of the House of Lords
23 December 1940 – 1 May 1946: British Ambassador to the United States

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Awarded on:
January 1917
"Heaven Knows What For" he wrote
Mentioned in Despatches
Rank:
Viceroy of India
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1926
Grand Commander of the Star of India (GCSI)
Rank:
Viceroy of India
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1926
Grand Commander of the Indian Empire (GCIE)
Rank:
Viceroy of India
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1926
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Rank:
Viceroy of India
Awarded on:
1931
Order of the Garter
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Ambassador to the United States
Unit:
H.M. Embassy Washington, Foreign Office, British Government
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1946
Order of Merit
Rank:
Member of the House of Lords/Lord Temporal
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1959
Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)

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