Britain's new Foreign Secretary and fast-rising new star in the Tory firmament: John Selwyn Brooke Lloyd.

Born: July 28, 1904, in West Kirby, near Liverpool; his father was a prosperous doctor of Welsh descent.

Education: Fettes College in Edinburgh (a top-rated public school) and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he studied law, took honors in classics and history, and became president of the university debating society. Named a Liberal candidate for Parliament when still a student, but in 1929, switched to the Tories.

Early Career: Built a prosperous law practice in Liverpool, specializing in insurance;...

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