British politician Neville Chamberlain was born in Birmingham,England onMarch 18th 1869. He was a successful businessman who began his political career in 1915 as mayor of Birmingham. In 1923, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer. He also served as Minister of Health. In 1937, Chamberlain became Prime Minister. Chamberlain is best known for the policy of appeasement because of his assent at Munich to the infamous "Munich Accords" that dismembered Czechoslovakia, and merely served to postpone by one year the beginning of World War II.