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|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
May 28, 1937 - November 9, 1940
|Preceded by:||Stanley Baldwin|
|Succeded by:||E.F.L Wood|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer|
1929 - 1931
1935 - 1937
|Preceded by:||Winston Churchill|
|Minister of Health|
1923 - 1924
March 18 1869, Birmingham
|Died||November 9 1940, Highfield Park, Hampshire|
Mason Science College
Neville Chamberlain was a British Politician who served as Prime Minister (1937 - 1940).
He served as Minister of Health (1923 - 1924) under his brother, and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1929 - 1931) and (1935 - 1937) under Baldwin.
He was considered Baldwin's logical successor, and following his surprise resignation in May 1937 became leader. He led the Conservative-National Liberal government to victory in the 1940 general election.
In autumn 1940 his health declined rapidly, and in October he resigned. He died a month later.
Early Political Career
Chancellor of the Exchequer 1929 - 1931
Opposition 1931 - 1935
Chancellor of the Exchequer 1935 - 1937
Prime Minister 1937 - 1940
Chamberlain had been considered Baldwin's heir since the 1920's, and having spent four years as Chancellor was deemed by many to be ideal for the job as Prime Minister.