Sir Stafford Cripps

Sir Stafford Cripps sir Stafford Cripps

BornRichard Stafford Cripps
24 April 1889
London, England
Died21 April 1952 (aged 62)
Zurich, Switzerland
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Isobel Cripps
Sir Stafford Cripps (1889-1952) was a British statesman, successful lawyer and solicitor general in the labour government from 1930-31. In 1939, he was expelled from the party. He was appointed ambassador to USSR by Winston Churchill (1942). He was sent by Churchill with the Cripps mission proposal but did not succeed. In 1945, he was readmitted to the labour party, and was president of the board of trade; minister of economic affairs (1947). He helped plan the recovery of the British economy. Cripps resigned in 1950.

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