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Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

Personal data
Date of birth14 September 1864
Date of death24 November 1958(age 94)
Political partyConservative
SpouseLady Eleanor Lambton
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford, England
ProfessionLawyer
AwardsNobel Peace Prize
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office30 May 1915 - 10 January 1919
MonarchGeorge V
Prime ministerH. H. Asquith (until 5 December 1915)
David Lloyd George
Succeeded byCecil Harmsworth
Preceded byHon. Neil Primrose
Lord Privy Seal
In office25 May 1923 - 22 January 1924
MonarchGeorge V
Prime ministerStanley Baldwin (1st ministry)
Succeeded byJ. R. Clynes
Preceded byAusten Chamberlain
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office10 November 1924 - 19 October 1927
MonarchGeorge V
Prime ministerStanley Baldwin (2nd ministry)
Succeeded byThe Lord Cushendum
Preceded byJosiah Wedgwood

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Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood CH, PC, QC (14 September 1864 24 November 1958), known as Lord Robert Cecil from 1868 to 1923, was a lawyer, politician and diplomat in the United Kingdom. He was one of the architects of the League of Nations and a defender of it, whose service to the organisation saw him awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1937.


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