PRIME MINISTER DAVID LLOYD GEORGE (GREAT BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 100124
Sale Price $252.00
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE. Signature: "D Lloyd-George", 3x4¾ slip. Newspaper photo (b/w, 1¾x3¼) affixed above signature. Lloyd George became a Member of Parliament in 1890 at the age of 27. As British Chancellor of the Exchequer (1908-1915), he devised the "People's Budget", raising taxes on upper incomes and large estates, and designed Britain's first comprehensive health and unemployment insurance. As Prime Minister (1916-1922), he directed Britain's policies to victory in WWI. He negotiated with US President Woodrow and other world leaders at the postwar peace conference at Versailles (1919. One of his last acts in office was to negotiate creation of an Irish Free State, a step short of full independence, with some but not all leaders of the Irish Republican Army. A back-bencher for the rest of his life, Lloyd George declined an invitation from Churchill to join the War Cabinet during World War II. Raised to the peerage in 1945, he died before he could take his seat in the House of Lords. Lightly soiled. Vertical folds, one crossing "o" of "George." Otherwise, fine condition.
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