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William Beveridge
  • Name: William Beveridge
  • Born: 03/05/1879
  • Died: 03/16/1963 (84 years old)
  • Occupation: Economist, politician
  • Known for: Work towards founding the welfare state in the United Kingdom

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge, KCB (5 March 1879 – 16 March 1963) was a British economist and Liberal politician who was a progressive and social reformer. His 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services (known as the Beveridge Report) served as the basis for the post-World War II welfare state put in place by the Labour government elected in 1945. He was considered an authority on unemployment insurance from early in his career, served under Winston Churchill on the Board of Trade as Director of the newly created labour exchanges, and later as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Food. He was Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1919 until 1937, when he was elected Master of University College, Oxford.

School: Balliol College, Oxford

Party: Liberal

Birth Place: Rangpur City, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Bangladesh)

Death Place: Oxford, England

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