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MacDonald was born at Gregory Place, Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland, the illegitimate son of John MacDonald, a farm labourer, and Anne Ramsay, a housemaid. His parents did not marry and his baptism records show him as James Mc Donald (sic) Ramsay. His father is not named whilst his mother is named as Anne Ramsay.
James Ramsay MacDonald, FRS (12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a British statesman who was the first Labour Party Prime Minister, leading a Labour Government in 1924, a Labour Government from 1929 to 1931, and a National Government from 1931 to 1935.
First Labour Prime Minister of Britain. Prime Minister between 5 June 1929 – 7 June 1935 and then again between 22 January 1924 – 4 November 1924.
He died whilst on board the liner MV Reina del Pacifico at sea on 9 November 1937, aged 71 when with his youngest daughter Sheila.
His funeral was held at Westminster Abbey on the 26 Nov 1937 and after cremation, his ashes were buried alongside his wife Margaret at Spynie in his native Morayshire, Scotland.
Westminster City of Westminster Greater London, England Plot: Cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. GPS (lat/lon): 51.50008, -0.12923
Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Sep 15, 1999 Find A Grave Memorial# 6348
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