Maurice Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Maurice Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey

British civil servant

Date of Birth: 01-Apr-1877

Place of Birth: Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Date of Death: 26-Jan-1963

Profession: politician

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Maurice Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey

  • Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey, (1 April 1877 – 26 January 1963) was a British civil servant who gained prominence as the first Cabinet Secretary and who later made the rare transition from the civil service to ministerial office.
  • He is best known as the highly efficient top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in the First World War. In the estimation of biographer John F.
  • Naylor, Hankey held to the "certainties of a late Victorian imperialist, whose policies sought to maintain British domination abroad and to avoid as far as possible British entanglement within Europe.
  • His patriotism stands inviolable, but his sensitivity to processes of historical change proved limited." Naylor finds that "Hankey did not altogether grasp the virulence of fascism ...
  • except as a military threat to Britain; nor did he ever quite comprehend the changing face of domestic politics which Labour's emergence as a party of government entailed ...
  • In these shortcomings Hankey was typical of his generation and background; that his responsibility was greater lay in the fact that he was better informed than nearly any of his contemporaries."

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