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The Right Honourable
 Sir Howard Kingsley Wood

In office
12 May 1940 – 21 September 1943
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Preceded by Sir John Simon
Succeeded by Sir John Anderson

Born 19 August 1881(1881-08-19)
Died 21 September 1943 (aged 62)
Political party Conservative

Sir Howard Kingsley Wood (19 August 1881 – 21 September 1943) was a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom.

He was first elected to office as a member of the London County Council at a at bye-election on 22 November 1911, representing the Borough of Woolwich for the Municipal Reform party.

He was elected to parliament in 1918. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health in the Conservative Government from 1924 to 1929 and entered the National Government of Ramsay MacDonald in 1931, and served as Postmaster General, Minister of Health, Secretary of State for Air, and finally as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Winston Churchill, before dying unexpectedly in office in 1943, aged 62.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
(new constituency)
Member of Parliament for Woolwich West
1918–1943
Succeeded by
Francis William Beech
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir William Ormsby-Gore
Postmaster General
1931–1935
Succeeded by
George Tryon
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hilton Young
Minister of Health
1935–1938
Succeeded by
Walter Elliot
Preceded by
The Viscount Swinton
Secretary of State for Air
1938–1940
Succeeded by
Sir Samuel Hoare
Preceded by
Sir Samuel Hoare
Lord Privy Seal
1940
Succeeded by
Clement Attlee
Preceded by
Sir John Simon
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1940–1943
Succeeded by
Sir John Anderson







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