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William Ewart Gladstone (1809 to 1898)
Evangelical Prime Minister

William Ewart Gladstone was born in Liverpool, England. A man with strong spiritual convictions, he became Prime Minister of England. Elected to Parliament in 1832 (age 22), he held this seat for 65 years. He brought about many reforms within the British Commonwealth. A devout Anglican, he was an evangelical Christian, a humanitarian, a student of the Bible and a man of prayer. Gladstone sought to base all of his decisions on moral and spiritual grounds. Because of his spiritual life, many attacks were leveled at him. He was accused of immorality and other acts of wrong doing, but he outlived each attack.

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