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Beaverbrook

1st Baron, title of William Maxwell Aitken. 1879--1964, British newspaper proprietor and Conservative politician, born in Canada, whose newspapers included the Daily Express; minister of information (1918); minister of aircraft production (1940--41)
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This project builds on the Beaverbrook Art Gallerys existing assets such as its world-class art collection.
He was evidently extremely anxious that Lord Beaverbrook should join in the remaining consultations and arrive aboard the Prince of Wales at the earliest possible moment, and indeed the delay and difficulty in this respect caused him much concern.
He had written that "The Beaverbrook press is no longer listed as having any influence at all" on the book trade (Essays 507).
He is the grandson of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook (Minister of Aircraft Production 1940-1942) and the only son of Group Captain Sir Max Aitken DSO DFC.
In order to facilitate the many transactions of works of art that would be necessary to build up the collection, Lord Beaverbrook established the First and, shortly thereafter, the Second Beaverbrook Foundation (represented in this action by its trustees and referred to hereafter as the 'Foundation').
As one of the key negotiators in the political manoeuvres that removed Asquith as prime minister, this venture won 'the little Canadian adventurer' (in Arthur Balfour's words) the sometime title of 'kingmaker', shaped his avid interest in political history and propelled him to the House of Lords in 1917 in his elevation as Lord Beaverbrook.
last year, said: "It was very interesting as it was a personal thing having Lord Beaverbrook as my great-grandfather and being brought up on stories of war.
He was nearly court-martialed for painting a private subject during wartime but escaped punishment after the intervention of his friend Lord Beaverbrook.
JODIE Kidd knew all about her great grandfather, the newspaper magnate Lord Beaverbrook (Who Do You Think You Are?
The Board meeting preceded a focus group on Draft Medication Standards and the Association's 92nd Annual General Meeting hosted at the Crowne Plaza--Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel on Thursday June 5, 2008.
After jobs in an IT department store and a brokerage company, he started his own Lakota Trading business, in Beaverbrook, Colorado, making the massive fortune which turned him into an epic adventurer, a man raised in the space age with the heart of classical hero.
I was casually reading an announcement of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, NB when this caught my eye--the Gallery had a current exhibit of the paintings and household artefacts of a 19th century Queens County farmer and amateur painter, Anthony Flower