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Chamberlain, (Arthur) Neville

Chamberlain, (Arthur) Neville (1869–1940) British prime minister (1937–40). Son of Joseph Chamberlain, he was a successful businessman before entering Parliament in 1918. During the 1920s, he served as chancellor of the exchequer (1923–24, 1931–37) and minister of health (1924–29). He succeeded Stanley Baldwin as Conservative prime minister. He confronted the threat to European peace posed by Adolf Hitler with a policy of appeasement and signed the Munich Agreement (1938). After Hitler's invasion of Poland, Chamberlain declared war in September 1939. After the loss of Norway, he was replaced by Winston Churchill in May 1940.

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Dehn, Adolf Arthur

Adolf Arthur Dehn (dān), 1895–1968, American painter and illustrator, b. Waterville, Minn. During the 1920s, Dehn became known as a forceful satiric illustrator. Later he concentrated primarily on painting, especially watercolor. Among his major works are Jimmy Savo and Rope (Whitney Mus., New York City) and Butte, Utah (Mus. of Modern Art, New York City). Dehn is the author of Water Color Painting (1945) and Water Color, Gouache, and Casein Painting (1955).

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