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Lord Cecil (1864 – 1958)

Edgar Algernoon Robert Cecil was a British Lawyer and an architect of the League of Nations. Lord Cecil was appalled by the atrocities of the Great War and turned his attention to the maintenance of peace. He was the British representative of the League from 1920 to 1922, President of the British League of Nations Union from 1923 to 1945 and joint founder of the International Peace Campaign.[1] Lord Cecil viewed the dominions as an important part of the British Commonwealth who were to render it assistance.[2]

[1] Frederick W. Haberman, “Robert Cecil – Biographical”, Official Website of the Nobel Prize, http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1937/chelwood-bio.html, accessed online on 2 October 2015.

[2] Hudson, Australia and the League of Nations (Paramatta: Sydney University Press, 1980), 46.