|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||2 - 1|
|Profession:||Foreign minister (1918-1935). President (1935-1938).|
|Country:||CZECH REPUBLIC (CZ)|
|Motivation:||Benes advocated peace, justice and international law in the League of Nations while serving as Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister, and he continued to promote peace when he became president of Czechoslovakia.|
|Name:||Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Viscount Cecil of Chelwood|
|Profession:||Member of the British parliament (House of Lords)|
|Country:||UNITED KINGDOM (GB)|
|Comments:||The nomination was supported by several members of the British parliament. In 1938 Benes had to capitulate to the German ultimatum and Czechoslovakia lost Sudetenland in September. He resigned from office October 5, 1938, and went into exile. In 1939 he was living in the USA, working as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago.|
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