Arthur Balfour

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The Earl of Balfour

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
11 July 1902 – 5 December 1905
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded bySir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Personal details
Born(1848-07-25)25 July 1848
Whittingehame, East Lothian, Scotland
Died19 March 1930(1930-03-19) (aged 81)
Woking, Surrey, England
Political partyConservative

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG OM PC (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British Conservative statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 until 1905.

He was minister of Foreign Affairs from 1916 to 1919. In this capacity he wrote the so-called Balfour Declaration in 1917.