Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron

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Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron (1879–1964) British newspaper proprietor and politician, b. Canada. He entered Parliament in 1910 and became a peer in 1917. He was chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1918–22) and one of Winston Churchill's war cabinet (1940–45). He bought a majority interest in the Daily Express (1916), and later founded the Sunday Express and the Evening Standard.

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