Clement Attlee

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The Rt Hon. Clement Attlee
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
27 July 1945 – 26 October 1951
Deputy Herbert Morrison
Preceded by Winston Churchill
Succeeded by Winston Churchill
Personal details
Born 3 January 1883(1883-01-03)
Putney, Surrey, England
Died 8 October 1967(1967-10-08) (aged 84)
London, England
Political party Labour

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC (3 January 1883 - 8 October 1967) was a British politician. He was the first Labour prime minister with a majority in government, and was very important in the setting up of the welfare state. He was prime minister from 1945 to 1951. He was made a member of the House of Lords after he retired, and became the first Earl Attlee.

Attlee died of pneumonia. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.