Andrew Bonar Law

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Bonar Law
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
23 October 1922 – 20 May 1923
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byDavid Lloyd George
Succeeded byStanley Baldwin
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
23 October 1922 – 20 May 1923
Preceded byAusten Chamberlain
Succeeded byStanley Baldwin
In office
10 December 1916 – 23 March 1921
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded byH. H. Asquith
Succeeded byAusten Chamberlain
Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
23 October 1922 – 28 May 1923
Preceded byAusten Chamberlain
Succeeded byStanley Baldwin
In office
13 November 1911 – 21 March 1921
Preceded byArthur Balfour
Succeeded byAusten Chamberlain
Lord Privy Seal
In office
10 January 1919 – 1 April 1921
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded byThe Earl of Crawford
Succeeded byAusten Chamberlain
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
10 December 1916 – 10 January 1919
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded byReginald McKenna
Succeeded byAusten Chamberlain
Secretary of State for the Colonies
In office
25 May 1915 – 10 December 1916
Prime MinisterH.H. Asquith
David Lloyd George
Preceded byLewis Vernon Harcourt
Succeeded byWalter Long
Leader of the Opposition
In office
13 November 1911 – 25 May 1915
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterH. H. Asquith
Preceded byArthur Balfour
Succeeded bySir Edward Carson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade
In office
11 July 1902 – 5 December 1905
Prime MinisterArthur Balfour
Preceded byThe Earl of Dudley
Succeeded byHudson Kearley
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow Central
In office
15 December 1918 – 30 October 1923
Preceded byJohn Mackintosh MacLeod
Succeeded byWilliam Alexander
Member of Parliament
for Bootle
In office
28 March 1911 – 15 December 1918
Preceded byThomas Myles Sandys
Succeeded byThomas Royden
Member of Parliament
for Dulwich
In office
16 May 1906 – 20 December 1910
Preceded byFrederick Rutherfoord Harris
Succeeded bySir Frederick Hall
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow Blackfriars
In office
25 October 1900 – 13 January 1906
Preceded byAndrew Dryburgh Provand
Succeeded byGeorge Nicoll Barnes
Personal details
Born(1858-09-16)16 September 1858
Kingston, Colony of New Brunswick (now part of Canada)
Died30 October 1923(1923-10-30) (aged 65)
Kensington, London, England
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Other political
affiliations
Unionist
Spouse(s)
Annie Robley
(m. 1891; died 1909)
Children6, including Richard
Parents
  • James Law
  • Eliza Kidston
ProfessionIron merchant
SignatureCursive signature in ink

Andrew Bonar Law (16 September 1858 – 30 October 1923), commonly called Bonar Law (/ˈbɒnər ˈlɔː/),[1] was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Bonar Law was elected to Parliament in 1900 as a member of the Conservative Party. Bonar Law became leader of the Conservative Party in 1911. He was Lloyd George's Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons while Lloyd George was Prime Minister during World War I

Bonar Law became Prime Minister in October of 1922. He found out he had throat cancer and resigned in May 1923. He died on 30 October 1923.

Bonar Law's home in New Brunswick where he lived until the age of 12. The house overlooks the Richibucto River.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bonar Law - Definition, pictures, pronunciation and usage notes Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 21 May 2015.