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DiedOctober 8, 1967, Westminster Hospital
SpouseViolet Attlee
FactLeader of Britain's Labour Party, 1935-1955.

Clement Attlee was born on 3 January 1883, in Putney, London. His father was a solicitor and his mother a social worker. Attlee was educated at Haileybury College and University College, Oxford. He became a barrister in 1906.

During the First World War, Attlee served in the Gallipoli campaign and in Mesopotamia. He was elected as a Labour MP in 1922. In the 1930s, Attlee served as a minister in the Labour government. He became Deputy Prime Minister in 1942.

In 1945, Attlee became Prime Minister. He oversaw the establishment of the National Health Service and the nationalisation of key industries. He also helped to create the welfare state. Attlee resigned as Prime Minister in 1951.

Attlee died on 8 October 1967, at the age of 84.

General Info

Full NameClement Attlee
DiedOctober 8, 1967, Westminster Hospital
ProfessionLawyer, Soldier, Politician
EducationUniversity College, Oxford, Haileybury and Imperial Service College


SpouseViolet Attlee
ChildrenMartin Attlee, 2nd Earl Attlee, Alison Elizabeth Attlee, Janet Helen Attlee, Lady Felicity Ann Attlee
ParentsHenry Attlee, Ellen Bravery Watson
SiblingsThomas Attlee


Awards1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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1Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
2Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.


1Pictured on one of a set of eight British commemorative postage stamps honoring Prime Ministers, issued 14 October 2014. Other prime ministers featured in the set were William Pitt the Younger, Charles Grey, Robert Peel, William Gladstone, Winston Churchill, Harold Wilson, and Margaret Thatcher. Price of the Churchill, Attlee, Wilson, and Thatcher stamps on day of issue was 97p each.
2Leader of Britain's Labour Party, 1935-1955.
3Prime minister of Great Britain (1945-1951).



1964 General Election1964TV Special documentaryHimself (as Lord Attlee)
Biography1962TV Series documentaryHimself
Small World1958TV SeriesHimself
Film Fanfare1956TV SeriesHimself
The Debate Continues1950TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Spirit of '452013DocumentaryHimself
Frost on Interviews2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Prime Minister 1945-51
Aung San Suu Kyi: Lady of No Fear2010DocumentaryHimself
Life in the War2010TV Mini-Series
Tory! Tory! Tory!2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Timeshift2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Prime Minister
The Last Days of World War II2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Churchill's Bodyguard2005TV Series documentaryHimself
X Day: The Invasion of Japan2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - British Prime Minister
The Truth About 60s TV2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Our Own Hands2000DocumentaryHimself - in Churchill's War Cabinet (uncredited)
The Korean War: Fire and Ice1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Our Time in Hell: The Korean War1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Long Way Home1997DocumentaryHimself - Outside 10 Downing St.
Anglia at Peace1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The Churchills1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan1995Himself (uncredited)
Truman1995TV MovieHimself - at Potsdam (uncredited)
Hiroshima1995TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Complete Churchill1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 1940's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself
The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself
The Speeches of Winston Churchill1988Video documentaryHimself
Today's History1983TV SeriesHimself
If You Love This Planet1982Documentary shortHimself, at Potsdam (uncredited)
Tuesday's Documentary1974TV Series documentaryHimself
The World at War1973TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Other World of Winston Churchill1964TV Movie documentaryHimself - with 1945 Cabinet (uncredited)
The Clouded Dawn1962DocumentaryHimself - with Truman and Mackenzie King
Crusade in Europe1949TV Series documentaryHimself
Passport to Pimlico1949Himself (uncredited)
The Weaker Sex1948Himself (uncredited)

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