Noel-Baker (of the City of Derby), Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron

orig. Philip John Baker

born Nov. 1, 1889, London, Eng.
died Oct. 8, 1982, London

British statesman and advocate of disarmament.

He worked for the League of Nations secretariat (1919–22) and taught international relations at the University of London (1924–29). He served in the House of Commons (1929–31, 1936–70) and in ministerial posts (1945–61). He helped draft the UN charter, and he campaigned widely for peace through multilateral disarmament. An Olympic runner in 1912, 1920, and 1924, he later served as president of UNESCO's International Council on Sport and Physical Recreation (1960–82). In 1959 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.

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