Successor to Canning, Palmerston, Salisbury, Britain's new Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: Herbert Morrison.
Born: Jan. 3, 1888, in drab Brixton, South London. His father was a policeman, his mother had been a housemaid.
Lost his right eye when three days old in a domestic accident which neither he nor his relatives will explain.
Education: Left elementary school at 14.
Business Career: Errand boy, shop clerk, telephone operator in a brewery, assistant circulation manager of a Labor newspaper.
Political Career: At 27 became part-time secretary of the newly formed London Labor Party (salary: £1 weekly). Conscientious objector in World War I. Elected to Parliament in...