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Philip Noel-Baker
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    (November 1, 1889-October 8, 1982)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Philip Baker
    Member of Parliament for Coventry (1929-31), Derby (1936-50) and South Derby (1950-70)
    Named Baron Noel-Baker (1977)
    Helped organize the League of Nations and United Nations
    Wrote 'Disarmament' (1926), 'Hawkers of Death: The Private Manufacture and Trade in Arms' (1934), 'The Arms Race: A Program for World Disarmament' (1958), 'The Way to World Disarmament -- Now!' (1963) and 'Disarm or Die' (1978)
    Won the Nobel Peace Prize (1959)
    He added his wife's name to his own to create a new hyphenated last name.
    He had a long-term affair with David Lloyd George's daughter.
    He wrote, 'Against a great evil, a small remedy does not produce a small result; it produces no result at all.' (Which may explain why the small remedy of writing books about the subject did not lead to disarmament.)
    He was fluent in seven languages.
    He was an excellent amateur athlete, who won a silver medal in the 1500 meters (1920) and was the flag bearer for the British Olympic team (1924).
    He organized an ambulance unit during World War I, winning medals for valor from France and Italy.
    For two decades, he served in Parliament alongside his son, Francis.

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