Arthur Balfour

British Prime Minister, Conservative politician, and statesman (1848-1930)

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG OM PC (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British Conservative statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 until 1905.

The Earl of Balfour

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
11 July 1902 – 5 December 1905
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded bySir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Personal details
Born(1848-07-25)25 July 1848
Whittingehame, East Lothian, Scotland
Died19 March 1930(1930-03-19) (aged 81)
Woking, Surrey, England
Political partyConservative

He was minister of Foreign Affairs from 1916 to 1919. In this capacity he wrote the so-called Balfour Declaration in 1917.