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Authorised form of nameChurchill; Sir; Winston Leonard Spencer (1874 - 1965)
SurnameChurchill
ForenamesWinston Leonard Spencer
Dates1874 - 1965
Dates and placesBirth:
30 November 1874
Death:
24 January 1965
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School
Career:
Prime Minister (10 May 1940 - 27 July 1945; 26 October 1951 - 7 April 1955)
Freemason, initiated in Churchill Lodge No 478, Oxford on 9 February 1871
Honours:
CH 1922; OM 1946; KG 1953
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
29/05/1941
Medals/Prizes:
Nobel Prize (Literature) 1953
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1966 vol 12 pp 35-105, plate, by R V Jones
References:
David Kendall and Kenneth Post, 'The British 3-inch Anti-Aircraft Rocket. Part One: Dive Bombers' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 229-239
R V Jones, 'Lindemann Beyond the Laboratory' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 191-210
William McGucken, 'The Royal Society and the Genesis of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Britain's War Cabinet, 1939-1940' in NR 1978-9 vol 33 pp 87-115
Vanity Fair 27 September 1900, 08 March 1911
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
W van der Kloot, 'April 1915: Five Future Nobel Prize-Winners Inaugurate Weapons Of Mass Destruction And The Academic-Industrial-Military Complex' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 149-160
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society; Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' London, 2010, page 21
Royal Society codeNA8169
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1941/21Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/17/46Letter from WLS Churchill to FA FreethMay 1918
IM/GA/WS/19245Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencernd
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