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.
October 8, 1967, Westminster Hospital
Lawyer, Soldier, Politician
University College, Oxford, Haileybury and Imperial Service College
Martin Attlee, 2nd Earl Attlee, Alison Elizabeth Attlee, Janet Helen Attlee, Lady Felicity Ann Attlee
Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Pictured 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.