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William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate

Honorific-prefixThe Right Honourable
NameThe Viscount Stansgate
Order1Secretary of State for India
Term Start17 June 1929
Term End124 August 1931
Monarch1George V
Primeminister1Ramsay Macdonald
Predecessor1The Viscount Peel
Successor1Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt
Order2Secretary of State for Air
Term Start23 August 1945
Term End24 October 1946
Monarch2George VI
Primeminister2Clement Attlee
Predecessor2Harold Macmillan
Successor2Philip Noel-Baker
Birth Date, 10 May 1877
Birth PlaceHackney, London
Death Date, 17 November 1960(age 17)
Death PlaceWestminster, London
Alma MaterUniversity College, London
SpouseMargaret Holmes

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Air Commodore William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate PC, DSO, DFC (10 May 1877 - 17 November 1960) was a British Liberal politician who later joined the Labour Party. He was Secretary of State for India between 1929 and 1931 and Secretary of State for Air between 1945 and 1946. He was the father of Tony Benn.

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