Definition of Aneurin Bevan from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Aneurin Bevan

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(1897-1960) a British Labour politician, born in Wales. He started work as a coal miner before becoming a trade unionist and politician. As minister of health (1945-51) he was responsible for introducing the National Health Service. He was well known for his left-wing views and for his skill as a public speaker.
This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
Aneurin Bevan in 1945