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Kingsley Wood

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Sir Howard Kingsley Wood (19 August 1891 - 21 September 1943) was a Conservative British politician. He was first elected to office as member of the London City Council in 1911, and was elected to parliament in 1918. He entered the National Government of Ramsay MacDonald in 1931, and served as Postmaster General, Minister of Health, Secretary of State for Air, and finally as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Winston Churchill, before dying unexpectedly in office in 1943.

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Preceded by:
Sir William Ormsby-Gore
Postmaster General
1931–1935
Succeeded by:
Geoffrey Tryon
Preceded by:
Sir Edward Hilton Young
Minister of Health
1935–1938
Succeeded by:
Walter Elliot
Preceded by:
The Viscount Swinton
Secretary of State for Air
1938–1940
Succeeded by:
Sir Samuel Hoare
Preceded by:
Sir Samuel Hoare
Lord Privy Seal
1940
Succeeded by:
Clement Attlee
Preceded by:
Sir John Simon
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1940–1943
Succeeded by:
Sir John Anderson

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