Dell, Edmund

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DELL, EDMUND (1921–1999), British politician. An Oxford graduate and Labour member of Parliament from 1964 until 1979, Edmund Dell held a series of economic ministries in the 1964–70 and 1974–79 governments. Dell served as paymaster-general 1974–76 and then entered the cabinet as trade secretary from 1976 to 1978. After leaving Parliament, he became a company director. Dell was the author of ten books, including A Hard Pounding (1991), about the economic crises of 1974–79, and The Chancellors: A History of the Chancellors of the Exchequer, 1945–90 (1996).

[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]