Andrew Bonar Law


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Law, Andrew Bonar

(bŏn`ər), 1858–1923, British statesman, b. Canada. He went to Scotland as a boy and in 1900, after a business career, was elected to Parliament as a Conservative. He soon became known as a spokesman for tariff reform. In 1911 he succeeded Arthur Balfour as leader of the Conservative party. Working closely with Sir Edward CarsonCarson, Edward Henry Carson, Baron,
1854–1935, Irish politician. After a successful legal career in Dublin, he was elected to the British Parliament (1892) and called to the English bar (1893).
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, he led the fierce opposition to Irish Home RuleHome Rule,
in Irish and English history, political slogan adopted by Irish nationalists in the 19th cent. to describe their objective of self-government for Ireland. Origins of the Home Rule Movement
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 that carried Ireland to the brink of civil war. During World War I he was colonial secretary (1915–16) in Herbert Asquith's coalition cabinet and then (1916) became chancellor of the exchequer and leader of the House of Commons under David Lloyd GeorgeLloyd George, David, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor
, 1863–1945, British statesman, of Welsh extraction.
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. He resigned party leadership in 1921, but in 1922 he returned to politics to lead the Conservative revolt against the continuation of the wartime coalition. He became (Oct., 1922) prime minister but had to resign the following May because of ill health.

Bibliography

See biography by R. Blake (2 vol., 1955–56).


Bonar Law, Andrew:

see Law, Andrew BonarLaw, Andrew Bonar
, 1858–1923, British statesman, b. Canada. He went to Scotland as a boy and in 1900, after a business career, was elected to Parliament as a Conservative. He soon became known as a spokesman for tariff reform.
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In the 20th Century, Arthur Balfour, Henry Campbell–Bannerman, Andrew Bonar Law, Ramsay MacDonald and Alec Douglas–Home were all Scottish, although Law was born in Canada and Douglas–Home in London.
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Former High School pupils include prime ministers Henry Campbell-Bannerman and Andrew Bonar Law, journalists Muriel Gray and Lesley Riddoch, and Scotland's first ever woman judge, Lady Cosgrove.
Willoughby de Broke's spirits were most certainly lifted in November 1911 when Arthur Balfour, feeling, amongst other things, unyielding pressure from and deep resentment at the maneuverings of the Tory right, resigned his party leadership and was replaced by the sterner if less elegant Andrew Bonar Law.
The new leader, Andrew Bonar Law, came as a shock to some members.
To avoid divisive deadlock, Chamberlain proposed they both stand down in favour of the littleknown compromise candidate, Andrew Bonar Law.
Bootle has one particular 'big name' in its political hall of fame: in 1911, Andrew Bonar Law became the Conservative MP for the seat, before going on to claim the record as the shortest serving Prime Minister, at only 211 days, between 1922 and 1923.