Herbert Asquith
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Herbert Henry Asquith (1852 - 1928)

Herbert Henry "Earl of Oxford and Asquith" Asquith
Born in Morley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1877 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 10 May 1894 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Herbert Asquith is Notable.

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith KG PC KC, served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. Until 5 January 1988, he had been the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in the 20th century.

As Prime Minister, he led his Liberal party to a series of domestic reforms, including social insurance and the reduction of the power of the House of Lords. He led the nation into the First World War, but a series of military and political crises led to his replacement in late 1916 by David Lloyd George. His falling out with Lloyd George played a major part in the downfall of the Liberal Party.

Before his term as Prime Minister he served as Home Secretary (1892–95) and as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1905–08). He was known as H. H. Asquith until his elevation to the peerage (1925), when he became Earl of Oxford and Asquith.

Herbert Henry Asquith was born in 1852.

At the time of the 1901 England and Wales Census, Herbert, Margaret, Ellen, and Eliza Asquith were listed as living in Marylebone, London, along with nine servants[1].

Herbert died in 1928. [2]

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  1. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9ZD-RPC : 29 August 2015), Herbert Asquith, St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing All Souls subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  2. First-hand information as remembered by Sir William Arbuthnot, Thursday, December 11, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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