[citation needed] In 2003 The Beaverbrook Foundation claimed that 133 valuable paintings in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery given to the gallery by the first Lord Beaverbrook were not donated, but were instead on long-term loan from the Beaverbrook Foundation. For detailed research and more information, check out the following: The Beaverbrook Foundation For King and Empire Canadian Encyclopedia Wikipedia Spartacus Educational Please report any broken or incorrect links above to: deena@dr.com He was an actor and writer, known for They Forgot to Read the Directions (1924). Lord Beaverbrook was a Lord in Waiting (1986–1988) and the Treasurer of the Conservative Party and the European Democrat Union (1990–1992). Lord Beaverbrook was born on May 25, 1879 in Maple, Ontario, Canada as William Maxwell Aitken. William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, financier, politician, author, publisher (b at Maple, Ont 25 May 1879; d at Cherkley, Mickleham, Eng 9 June 1964). Lord Beaverbrook is one of New Brunswick's most famous sons. He is Chairman of the Beaverbrook Foundation and has been a trustee since 1974. Baron Beaverbrook, of Beaverbrook in the Province of New Brunswick in the Dominion of Canada and of Cherkley in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.It was created in 1917 for the prominent media owner and politician Sir Max Aitken, 1st Baronet.He had already been created a baronet, of Cherkley in the County of Surrey, on 3 July 1916. It places Beaverbrook as an important figure in 20th century history. Grew up in Newcastle, N.B. Lord Beaverbrook: Historian Extraordinary One hundred years ago William Maxwell Aitken was born in the village of Maple, Ontario. Early Life: Born William Maxwell (Max) Aitken, May 25, 1879, son of a Scottish-born Presbyterian minister. Published his first newspaper at age 13. Business Career: Got his start in the financial field in Halifax in the early 1900s, eventually acquiring control of a securities firm. Beaverbrook Foundation. To various famous people he became the one and only Max, a "foul-weather friend" on many an oc­ casion. From 2000 to 2007 he was Chairman of Net Integration Technologies Inc of Toronto, now part of IBM. Beaverbrook, Lord (1879–1964). Taylor considered Beaverbrook a worthy subject for biography, and friendship aside he was correct. Lord Beaverbrook's formula, for journalistic success was compounded of energetic re‐porting, spectacular layout and pungent writing. He was married to Marcia Anastasia Christoforides and Gladys Henderson Drury. Born to a Scots-Canadian family in Ontario, William Aitken worked as a company negotiator, and used his business acumen to become a millionaire.In 1910 he journeyed to England, where his fellow Scots-Canadian, Andrew Bonar Law, found him a seat as a Conservative MP.Beaverbrook's penchant for making friends with men and women of … Perhaps there is a bit too much anecdotal freight, but nothing more than you'll find is Christopher Sykes' bio of his friend Evelyn Waugh or Virginia Woolf's of Roger Fry. Newspaper proprietor. Not by this unremarkable name, however, did he make his mark on the twentieth century. Beaverbrook: A brief biography. He was Chairman of VenTech Healthcare Corporation (1986) and (1988–1992). After buying the property for £30,000, Lord Beaverbrook made major improvements, adding electricity and heating, a swimming pool and the UK's first private indoor cinema. 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