David Lloyd George

(1863–1945)

David Lloyd George

Anecdote...

Lloyd George was once approached by explorer Ernest Shackleton, seeking a sponsor for his next expedition. Proud to be considered a friend of the rich and famous, Lloyd George introduced the explorer to a millionaire of his acquaintance. Some time later, Lloyd George inquired of Shackleton how the meeting had gone. “Very well indeed,” replied the explorer, “your friend was most charming and considerate. He offered me ten thousand pounds for my expenses, provided I would take you along with me to the Pole. And he promised me one million pounds if I were to leave you there by mistake.”

Quote-worthy...

A politician is a person with whose politics you dont agree; if you agree with him hes a statesman.

Dont be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You cant cross a chasm in two small jumps.

~David Lloyd George
Biographical Note: 

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyford, was a British statesman and prime minister of the United Kingdom(1916–22). Entering Parliament in 1890, Lloyd George quickly established his reputation as orator, Welsh nationalist, and champion of the underdog. While chancellor of the exchequer (1908–15) he introduced the so-called “People’s Budget” (1909), which proposed higher death duties and a supertax. At the beginning of World War I he was minister for munitions, and became prime minister at the end of 1916. He led the coalition government through the war and its immediate aftermath, but was forced to resign because of growing dissastisfaction over his handling of the Irish question and Turkish nationalism.