Arthur Balfour Quotes

It has always been desirable to tell the truth, but seldom if ever necessary.

1st Earl of Balfour

Arthur James Balfour, 1848-1930, British Prime Minister (Conservative), Attributed

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Arthur Balfour
Arthur Balfour
  • Born: July 25, 1848
  • Died: March 19, 1930
  • Nationality: British, Scottish
  • Profession: Politician, Statesman

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC, FRS, FBA, DL was a British statesman and Conservative Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. As Foreign Secretary under David Lloyd George, he issued the Balfour Declaration in November 1917 on behalf of the cabinet.