Rt Hon. Sir Earl Viscount Frederick Edwin Smith PC GCSI KC

Died aged c. 58

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, GCSI, PC, DL, KC (12 July 1872 – 30 September 1930), known as F. E. Smith, was a British Conservative politician and barrister who attained high office in the early 20th century, in particular as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. He was a skilled orator, noted for his staunch opposition to Irish nationalism, his wit, pugnacious views, and hard living and drinking. He is perhaps best remembered today as Winston Churchill's greatest personal and political friend until Birkenhead's death aged 58 from pneumonia caused by cirrhosis of the liver.

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F. E. Smith Earl of Birkenhead 1872-1930 lawyer and statesman lived here

32 Grosvenor Gardens, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived