Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Sir
Brief profile :
Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1940-1945, 1951-1955
 
 
 
Biographical sketch :  
1874, November 30 Born, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England
1894 Graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst
1895-1900 Served in Regular Army
1899-1900 Acted as correspondent for the Morning Post South Africa during Boer Wars; captured but made what became a world-famous escape
1900-1922 Member of the British Parliament
1908 Married Clementine Hozier
1911-1915 First Lord of the Admiralty
1917-1919 Minister of Munitions
1919-1921 Secretary of State for War (and Air)
1924-1964 Member of the British Parliament
1924-1929 Chancellor of the Exchequer
1931 Lecture tour in the United States
1939-1940 First Lord of the Admiralty
1940-1945 Prime Minister of Great Britain
1946, March 5 "Iron Curtain" speech, Fulton, Missouri
1951-1955 Prime Minister of Great Britain
1953 Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature
1953 Knighted and invested with the insignia of the Order of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II
1963 Conferred with honorary citizenship of the United States by President John F. Kennedy
1965, January 24 Died, London