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Att·lee(ăt′lē), Clement Richard 1883-1967.
British politician who as prime minister (1945-1951) formed the Labor government that established the National Health Service, expanded public ownership of industry, and granted independence to India (1947) and Burma (1948).
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(Biography) Clement Richard, 1st Earl Attlee. 1883–1967, British statesman; prime minister (1945–51); leader of the Labour party (1935–55). His government instituted the welfare state, with extensive nationalization
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Clement (Richard), 1883–1967, British prime minister 1945–51.
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