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Bevin, Ernest

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1951 AD

1881 – Born on the 9th of March in Winsford in Somerset, England. He was a British labour leader, politician, and statesman best known for his time as Minister of Labour in the war-time coalition government, and as Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour government.

1892 – At the age of eleven he went to work as a labourer and as a truck driver in Bristol.

1910 – Became secretary of the Bristol branch of the Dockers’ Union.

1914 – He became a national organiser for the union.

1922 – Co-founder and leaders of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU).

       – He was elected the union’s general secretary.

1926 – He took part in the (British) General Strike.

1935 – He made a blistering attack on the pacifists in the Labour Party.

1940 – Winston Churchill appointed him to the position of Minister for Labour and National Service.

1945 – Served as British foreign secretary.

1949 – Helped found North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

1951 – Ernest Bevin died on 14th of April. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.