Cooper, Alfred Duff, 1st Viscount Norwich of Aldwick


Cooper, Alfred Duff, 1st Viscount Norwich of Aldwick

biographical name

(born Feb. 22, 1890—died Jan. 1, 1954) British politician. He served as a Conservative in Parliament (1924–29 and 1931–45). After a stint as secretary of state for war (1935–37), he became first lord of the Admiralty (1937) but resigned to protest the Munich agreement. Later he served as minister of information under Winston Churchill (1940–41) and as ambassador to France (1944–47). His books include Talleyrand, Haig, and his autobiography, Old Men Forget.

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