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The Nomination Database for the Nobel Prize
in Peace, 1901-1956

Year: 1925
Number: 11-1
   
Nominee:  
Ramsay MacDonald
M
1866
1937
Member of the British parliament. Prime Minister 1924, 1929-31 and 1931-1935
London
GB (UNITED KINGDOM)
   
Motivation: MacDonald joined the Labour Party in 1894 and he gradually became a well known political writer. Socialism was the subject of most of his books, but he did not encourage revolution. In 1911 he became parliamentary leader of the Labour Party, and in 1924 he became the first Labour prime minister. MacDonald presided over the negotiations on US Secretary of State Dawes' Plan for the payment of German war reparations 1924. He was also instrumental in the process that resulted in the Geneva Protocol on collective security, disarmament and compulsory arbitration.
   
Nominators:
 
A. Grotenfeld
O. Mantere
V. Voionmaa
M
Professor of Philosophy/ Member of Government / Member of Parliament
Helsinki
FI (FINLAND)
   
Evaluation:
   
Evaluator 1:  
Wilhelm Keilhau
M
   
Comment: The nominators suggested that one of the two prizes available was given to Ramsay MacDonald, and that the other prize was equally divided between Jane Addams and Ludwig Quidde.

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