- Asquith,Herbert Henry
As·quith (ăsʹkwĭth), Herbert Henry. First Earl of Oxford and Asquith. 1852-1928.
British Liberal politician and prime minister (1908-1916) who introduced unemployment insurance and old-age pensions and supported the Parliament Act of 1911, which established salaries for elected members and restricted the power of veto in the House of Lords.
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