Joseph Chamberlain

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Birthday
8, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 2, 1914 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 2, 1914 (77)

About

British statesman who negotiated control in Africa with the European powers and African natives. He was Secretary of State for the UK's Colonies from 1895 to 1903.

Before Fame

He was partner in a very successful business, which he parlayed into a career in politics.

Trivia

He was one of the first British politicians to come to his position through business connections rather than collegiate ones.

Family Life

His son was another well-known British diplomat, Neville Chamberlain.

Associated With

Winston Churchill wrote of his influence, saying he was the man "who made the weather."