PRIME MINISTER DAVID LLOYD GEORGE (GREAT BRITAIN) - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 46689
Sale Price $252.00
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
Greatest Welsh statesman in history
Signature: "D Lloyd-George", 3½x5½ slip, to which a magazine photo (b/w, 1¾x3¼) of signer with two unidentified men is also affixed. 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. Raised to the peerage in 1945, he died before he could take his seat in the House of Lords. No less a source than the National Library of Wales calls David Lloyd George the greatest Welsh statesman in history. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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