Brendan Bracken (Brendan Bracken)

Brendan Bracken

Irish journalist and politicain. Born in Kilmallock in Ireland in 1901. Later moving to London, he became friends with Winston Churchill, edited the Financial News, The Banker and The Practitioner before being promoted to managing director of the Economist in 1928. He replaced Duff Cooper as Minister of Information on in 1941. He held the post until becoming First Lord of the Admiralty in 1945. Bracken lost his Cabinet post after the 1945 General Election. He was created a viscount in 1952. Bracken died of throat cancer on 8th August, 1958. He was cremated at Golders Green on 11th, August. His ashes were later removed by the funeral director.  (bio by: Kieran Smith)


  • February, 15, 1901
  • Ireland


  • August, 08, 1958


  • Golders Green Crematorium
  • England

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