Anthony Eden

1897- 1977

British Politician


British politician Anthony Eden became a Conservative Member of Parliament in 1923. He thrice served as Foreign Secretary and was one of the key figures in the Churchill war cabinet.

Eden was considered Churchill's heir apparent and in 1955, he succeeded Churchill as Prime Minister. Eden led the British government during the ill-fated Suez Crisis. After the failure of Britain's actions there, he resigned in 1957.