Philip Snowden

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Snowden, Philip


Born July 18, 1864, in Cowling, Yorkshire; died May 15, 1937, at Elm Lodge, Tilford, in Surrey. British political figure.

Snowden joined the Independent Labour Party in 1894. He was a member of the Labour Party from its inception in 1900. He was chancellor of the exchequer in the first (1924) and second (1929–31) Labour governments. In 1931, Snowden was among the Labour leaders who joined with the Conservatives to form the national government of J. R. MacDonald, a government in which he held the post of lord privy seal. In 1931 he was created Viscount Snowden. Snowden retired from political life in 1932. [23–1899–]

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