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Edward Wood
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Born in Powderham Castle, Devon
Born on 16th of April 1881
Died on 23rd of December 1959

Born 1881. Died 1959 - Conservative politician.

Descendant of Charles Montagu, first Earl of Halifax. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford. Was MP for Ripon from 1910 to 1925. Was Foreign Secretary (1938-40) under Neville Chamberlain. Viceroy of India (1926-31) and Ambassador to the USA (1941-46). Created an earl in 1944.

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