Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:8 - 1
Name:Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Viscount Cecil of Chelwood
Year, Birth:1864
Year, Death:1958
Profession:Member of the British parliament (House of Lords).
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1937
Motivation:Lord Cecil had worked for peace since World War I. He was one of the principal drafters of the League of Nations Covenant (1919), and he was one of the most loyal supporters of the League of Nations. Lord Cecil was also Chairman of the British "League of Nations Union", which he used to raise British public opinion in favour of the organization, of peace and international disarmament. He was member of the Council of the League of Nations, President of the Union of Associations of the League of Nations, and president of Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix.
Name:Frede Castberg
Profession:Professor of Law (Jurisprudence). Advisor to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
University:University of Oslo
Country:NORWAY (NO)
Comments: Lord Cecil had previously been evaluated in 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1935.

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