Lloyd George, Margaret (d. 1941)

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Lloyd George, Margaret (d. 1941)

England's "first lady" as wife of the prime minister of England. Name variations: Dame Margaret Lloyd George; Margaret Owen. Born Margaret Owen in Mynyddednyfed, Wales; died in January 1941; daughter of a prosperous Methodist farmer; became first wife of David Lloyd George (1863–1945, British prime minister, and one of the most dominant international figures of the early 20th century), on January 24, 1888; children: (two sons and three daughters) Richard, Mair Eiluned (died at age 17), Olwen, Gwilyn (later Viscount Tenby), Megan Lloyd George (1902–1966, a Liberal and later a Labour member of Parliament).

On January 24, 1888, Margaret Owen married David Lloyd George. Theirs was never a happy marriage because his affairs and infidelities were notorious throughout his life. One such was her daughter Megan's French and music teacher, Frances Stevenson (Lloyd George) . By 1913, Stevenson was David's mistress and personal secretary and would remain in that capacity for 30 years until Margaret's death in January 1941. In October 1943, David married Frances.