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James Chuter Ede

The Right Honourable
The Lord Chuter-Ede
CH PC DL JP
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
16 March 1951 – 26 October 1951
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by Herbert Morrison
Succeeded by Harry Crookshank
Home Secretary
In office
3 August 1945 – 26 October 1951
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by Sir Donald Somervell
Succeeded by Sir David Maxwell Fyfe
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education
In office
15 May 1940 – 23 May 1945
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Preceded by Kenneth Lindsay
Succeeded by Thelma Cazalet-Keir
Member of Parliament
for South Shields
In office
14 November 1935 – 15 October 1964
Preceded by Harcourt Johnstone
Succeeded by Arthur Blenkinsop
In office
30 May 1929 – 27 October 1931
Preceded by Edward Harney
Succeeded by Harcourt Johnstone
Member of Parliament
for Mitcham
In office
3 March 1923 – 6 December 1923
Preceded by Thomas Worsfold
Succeeded by Richard James Meller
Personal details
Born 11 September 1882 (2016-02-11T04:42:16)
Epsom, Surrey
Died Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. (aged 83)
Ewell, Surrey
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Lilian Williams (d. 1948)
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge
Religion Unitarian

James Chuter Ede, Baron Chuter-Ede CH, PC, DL (11 September 1882 – 11 November 1965) was a British teacher, trade unionist and Labour politician. He notably served as Home Secretary under Clement Attlee from 1945 to 1951.

Early life

Chuter Ede was born in Epsom, Surrey, the son of James Ede, a shopkeeper of Unitarian religious convictions, and his wife Agnes Mary (née Chuter). He was educated at Epsom National School, Dorking High School, Battersea P. T. Centre, Battersea, and Christ's College, Cambridge, and worked as a teacher (1905–1914). During the Great War he served in the East Surrey Regiment and Royal Engineers, reaching the rank of Acting Regimental Sergeant Major. After the war he was active within the National Union of Teachers.

Political career

He was a member between 1920 and 1927 of Epsom Urban District Council and Surrey County Council and was charter mayor of Epsom and Ewell in 1937.

After fighting Epsom in 1918, he was first elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mitcham, at a by-election in March 1923. However, he lost the seat in December at the 1923 general election. He returned to Parliament at the 1929 general election, for the Tyneside seat of South Shields, but was defeated again at the 1931 election. He was re-elected at the 1935 general election, and held the seat until

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