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Bea·ver·brook(bē′vər-bro͝ok′), First Baron Originally William Maxwell Aitken. 1879-1964.
Canadian-born British publisher, financier, and politician. He founded his press empire on the Daily Express (1916) and the Evening Standard (1923), held many cabinet positions during the 1940s, and was a confidant of Winston Churchill.
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(Biography) 1st Baron, title of William Maxwell Aitken. 1879–1964, British newspaper proprietor and Conservative politician, born in Canada, whose newspapers included the Daily Express; minister of information (1918); minister of aircraft production (1940–41)
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William Maxwell Aitken, Lord (1st Baron), 1879–1964, English publisher, born in Canada.
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