Thursday, August 14, 2014

Churchill to marry

August 14, 1908

It was announced today that Winston Spencer Churchill, President of the Board of Trade, will marry Clementine, daughter of the late Sir Henry Montagu Hozier, reports the New York Times.

Mr. Hozier was for 32 years the Secretary of Lloyd's.

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is the elder son of the late Lord Randolph Churchill, who was the son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, and the American-born Jennie Jerome.

Mr. Churchill was born November 30, 1874.  He served in the British army for a short period of time, and then joined the Spanish forces as "an observer during the attempts to quell the insurrections in Cuba.  He worked as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer war.

He is the author of "books on economic, colonial, and other subjects," including a biography of his father.   In "certain circles," Churchill is seen as a "rising statesman who may attain the Premiership."

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