Sir Anthony Eden

[1st Earl of Avon]

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Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British Conservative politician, who was Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. He was also Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during World War II. He is best known for his outspoken opposition to appeasement in the 1930s, his diplomatic leadership in the 1940s and 1950s, and the failure of ... more »

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  • ''We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones.''
    Anthony, Sir Eden (1897-1977), British Conservative politician, prime minister. speech, Nov. 1, 1956, to the House of Commons. On the Anglo-French...
  • ''Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure.''
    Anthony, Sir Eden (1897-1977), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Quoted in Observer (London, June 17, 1958).
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