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The Viscount Cherwell
|Sir William Jowitt
Next holder Arthur Greenwood
|The Lord Macdonald of Gwaenysgor
|The Earl of Selkirk
|5 April 1886
Baden-Baden, German Empire
|3 July 1957 (aged 71)
Oxford, United Kingdom
|University of Berlin
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He was involved in the development of radar and infra-red guidance systems. He was sceptical of the first reports of the enemy's V-weapons programme. He pressed the case for the strategic area bombing of cities.
His abiding influence on Churchill stemmed from close personal friendship, as a member of the latter's country-house set. In Churchill's second government, he was given a seat in the cabinet, and later created Viscount Cherwell of Oxford.
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