Nomination Archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1931
Number:22 - 1
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Ramsay MacDonald
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1866
Year, Death:1937
Profession:Prime Minister (1924, 1929-31 and 1931-1935).
City:London
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Arthur Henderson
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1863
Year, Death:1935
Profession:Foreign Secretary (1929-1931).
City:London
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1934
 
Motivation:Henderson and MacDonald were nominated for their contribution to the conclution of a naval agreement in London April 22, 1930. The agreement furthered disarmament at sea.
 
Nominator:
Name:Richard Lindström
Gender:M
Profession:Members of the Swedish parliament
City:Stockholm
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
 
Comments: 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 over the Dawes Plan in London in 1924, which resulted in the Geneva Protocol. Proponent of pacifism and peace. Henderson was one of the chief organizers of the British Labour Party. In 1931 he was elected Chairman of the League of Nations Disarmament Conference.
 

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