Cecil (of Chelwood), Edgar Algernon Robert
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Cecil (of Chelwood), Edgar Algernon Robert

(September 14, 1864, London – November 24, 1958, Tunbridge Wells; from 1923 First Viscount), British politician. Cecil was one of the architects and longstanding champions of the League of Nations. After training as a lawyer, he began his political career in 1906 as Conservative Member of Parliament for East Marylebone. At the outbreak of the First World War he first became involved with the Red Cross. He became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Fore…

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Winter, Jay, “Cecil (of Chelwood), Edgar Algernon Robert”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0116>
First published online: 2015

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