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Sir Robert Anthony Eden 1st Earl of Avon KG MC PC  ( 1897 - 1977 )

born in Bishop Auckland Durham 1897
christened in
died in Salisbury Wiltshire 1977
occupation Conservative politician
 1907 Educated at the independent Sandroyd School Wikipedia
 1910 Eton college - won a Divinty prize and excelled at cricket, rugby and rowing, winning House colours in the latter.
c1914 Served with the 21st (Yeoman Rifles) Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, and reached the rank of captain. He received a Military Cross, and at the age of twenty-one became the youngest brigade-major in the British Army
c1919 He studied at Christ Church at the University of Oxford, where he graduated in Oriental Languages. He was fluent in French, German and Persian, and also spoke Russian and Arabic.
 1922 Like many aspirant politicians Captain Eden, as he was still known, first contested a seat where he had little chance of winning in the November 1922 General Election
 1923 Elected Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington in the December 1923 General Election, as a Conservative
 1931 Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs
 1934 Lord Privy Seal and Minister for the League of Nations in Stanley Baldwin's Government
 1935 Foreign secretary
 1939 On the outbreak of war, Eden, who had briefly rejoined the army with the rank of major, returned to Chamberlain's government as Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, but was not in the War Cabinet. As a result, he was not a candidate for the Premiership when Chamberlain resigned after Germany invaded France in May 1940 and Churchill became Prime Minister. Churchill appointed Eden Secretary of State for War.
 1940 Returned to the Foreign Office
 1941 Became a member of the executive committee of the Political Warfare Executive
 1942 Given the additional job of Leader of the House of Commons
 1945 Went into opposition as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party
 1951 Became Foreign Secretary for a third time when the Conservatives returned to office
 1954 Made a Knight of the Garter and became Sir Anthony Eden
 1955 Succeeded Churchill as Prime Minister
 1957 Retired from politics
 1957 Death of wife Beatrice Helen
Marriages (Ages +/-1)
Year   Reg. DistrictChurch/TownNameAge SpouseAgeCurate
1923 London  Robert Anthony Eden25 married Beatrice Helen Beckett17 
1952 Westminster  Robert Anthony Eden54 married Anne Clarissa Spencer-Churchill31 
Demography (Elham Parish only)
Robert Anthony EdenPark GatePark GateHead Conservative politician33Bishop Auckland Durham