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Encyclopedia > Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane
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Prescient cartoon from Punch magazine March 3rd, 1920, after Haldane's term as Liberal Lord Chancellor and three years before his term as Labour Lord Chancellor.

Richard Burdon Sanderson Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane, (July 30, 1856 - August 19, 1928), was an important British Liberal and Labour politician, lawyer, and philosopher. Download high resolution version (304x699, 39 KB)Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane - Project Gutenberg eText 15306 From http://www. ... Download high resolution version (304x699, 39 KB)Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane - Project Gutenberg eText 15306 From http://www. ... Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the 1920s, and a third party of varying strength and importance up to 1988, when it merged with the Social Democratic Party to form a new party which would become known as... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the main democratic socialist [1] political party in the United Kingdom. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ...


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Richard Haldane was born in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Haldane and his wife Elizabeth. He was the grandson of the Scottish evangelist James Alexander Haldane. His brother was respiratory physiologist John Scott Haldane, and his sister was the author Elizabeth Haldane. Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. ... James Alexander Haldane (July 14, 1768 - February 8, 1851) was a Scottish independent church leader. ... Physiology (in Greek physis = nature and logos = word) is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms. ... John Scott Haldane (May 3, 1860 - March 15/March 14, 1936) was a Scottish medical doctor. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane (May 27, 1862 - December 24, 1937) was a Scottish social-welfare worker and author. ...


Haldane was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and then at the University of Edinburgh and Gottingen University. After studying law in London, he was called to the bar in 1879 and was a rather successful lawyer. In 1885 he was elected a Liberal member of Parliament for East Lothian. In 1895, he helped found the London School of Economics. In 1905, he was appointed Secretary of State for War in Henry Campbell Bannerman's administration. Haldane, a prominent Liberal Imperialist and close associate of Herbert Henry Asquith, was a strong advocate of British commitments on the continent, and took great steps in preparing the army for participation in a possible European war by establishing the British Expeditionary Force. His tenure also saw the creation of the Imperial General Staff, the Territorial Army, the Officer Training Corps, and the Special Reserve. He was given a peerage in 1911, becoming the Viscount Haldane. Upon Lord Loreburn's retirement in 1912, Haldane succeeded him as Lord Chancellor, but was forced to resign in 1915, after being falsely accused of pro-German sympathies. The Edinburgh Academy The Edinburgh Academy is an independent school. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The Georg-August University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, often called the Georgia Augusta) was founded in 1734 by George II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover, and opened in 1737. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in orange and red—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, and the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. ... Haddingtonshire was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1708 until 1918. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as the London School of Economics or simply the LSE, is a specialist university[2] and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located on Houghton Street in Central London, off the Aldwych and next to the... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The secretary of war in cabinet position was Henry Knox. ... Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (7 September 1836 – 22 April 1908) was a British Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister from December 5, 1905 until resigning due to ill health on April 3, 1908. ... The Right Honourable Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC (12 September 1852–15 February 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British army sent to France and Belgium in World War I and British Forces in Europe from 1939 - 1940 during World War II. The BEF was established by Secretary of State for War Richard Haldane following the Second Boer War in case the... Chief of the General Staff (CGS) has been the title of the professional head of the British Army since 1964. ... In the United Kingdom the Territorial Army is a part of the British Army composed of reserve units, or part-time soldiers. ... The Officers Training Corps (OTC) is a part of the British Army that provides military training to students at British universities. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Robert Threshie Reid, 1st Earl of Loreburn (3 April 1846 - 30 November 1923) was a Liberal politician in the United Kingdom. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


As the war progressed, Haldane moved more and more to the left. However, he was held back by his ties to the Liberal Party and to Asquith. It was not until the general election of 1923 when Haldane made several speeches for Labour candidates. When the Labour government was formed by Ramsay MacDonald, Haldane was recruited to serve once again as Lord Chancellor. He was also joint Leader of the Labour Peers with Lord Parmoor. Haldane was a vital member of the Cabinet as he was one of only three members who had sat in a cabinet before; the other two had sat only briefly and for junior posts. 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the main democratic socialist [1] political party in the United Kingdom. ... James Ramsay MacDonald (12 October 1866–9 November 1937) was a British politician and twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Charles Alfred Cripps, 1st Baron Parmoor KCVO PC (October 3, 1852 - June 30, British politician who switched from the Conservative to the Labour Party and was a strong supporter of the League of Nations and of Church of England causes. ...


Haldane also served as second Chancellor of the University of Bristol, and was elected Chancellor of the University of St Andrews shortly before his death. He wrote several philosophical works, the best known of which is The Reign of Relativity (1921), which dealt with the philosophical implications of the theory of relativity. Various governments have a Chancellor who serves as some form of junior or senior minister. ... The University of Bristol is a university in Bristol, England. ... St Marys College Bute Medical School Postgraduate Students Affiliations 1994 Group Website www. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Two-dimensional analogy of space-time distortion described in General Relativity. ...


He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1907 to 1908. The Aristotelian Society for the Systematic Study of Philosophy (more generally known as the Aristotelian Society) was founded at a meeting on 19 April 1880[1] which resolved to constitute a society of about twenty and to include ladies; the society to meet fortnightly, on Mondays at 8 oclock...


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Preceded by:
Hugh Oakely Arnold-Forster
Secretary of State for War
1905–1912
Succeeded by:
John Seely
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The Earl of Loreburn
Lord Chancellor
1912–1915
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The Lord Buckmaster
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The Viscount Cave
Lord Chancellor
1924
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The Viscount Cave
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The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
Leader of the House of Lords
1924
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The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
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Henry Overton Wills III
Chancellor of the University of Bristol
1912–1928
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Winston Churchill
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