Ramsay MacDonald

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The Rt Hon James Ramsay MacDonald
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
22 January 1924 – 4 November 1924
In office
5 June 1929 – 7 June 1935
Preceded byStanley Baldwin
Succeeded byStanley Baldwin
Personal details
Born(1866-10-12)12 October 1866
Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland
Died9 November 1937(1937-11-09) (aged 71)
The Atlantic Ocean, on holiday
aboard the liner Reina del Pacifico
Political partyLabour (until 1931), National Labour (from 1931)

James Ramsay MacDonald (12 October 1866–9 November 1937) was a British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom three times. He became the first Prime Minister of the Labour Party in 1924. His third period as Prime Minister was during the crisis of the Great Depression when he formed a "National Government" in which a majority of MPs were from the British Conservative Party and was expelled from the Labour Party.