Law, (Andrew) Bonar

Law, (Andrew) Bonar

biographical name

(born Sept. 16, 1858, Kingston, N.B., Can.—died Oct. 30, 1923, London, Eng.) Prime minister of Britain (1922–23), the first born in a British overseas possession. Reared in Scotland, he was elected to the House of Commons in 1900 and became leader of the Conservative Party in 1911. He served as colonial secretary (1915–16) and as chancellor of the Exchequer (1916–18), and he was leader of the House of Commons (1916–21). After David Lloyd George's resignation in 1922, Law formed a Conservative government as prime minister, but he resigned seven months later because of ill health.

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