William Waldegrave Palmer Quotes

The substitute of oil for coal is impossible because oil does not exist in this world in sufficient quantities.

2nd Earl of Selborne. Most of the world’s proven oil reserves were unknown at the time. Several years later, the new First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, reversed this policy and started building oil fueled battleships.
William Waldegrave Palmer
William Waldegrave Palmer
  • Born: October 17, 1859
  • Died: February 26, 1942
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William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne, KG, GCMG, PC, styled Viscount Wolmer between 1882 and 1895, was a British politician and colonial administrator.

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