Austen Albu

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Austen Albu
Minister of State for Economic Affairs
In office
27 January 1965 – 7 January 1967
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Anthony Crosland
Succeeded by Thomas Urwin
Member of Parliament
for Edmonton
In office
13 November 1948 – 28 February 1974
Preceded by Evan Durbin
Succeeded by Ted Graham
Personal details
Born 21 September 1903
Died 23 November 1994(1994-11-23) (aged 91)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Marie Jahoda

Austen Harry Albu (21 September 1903 – 23 November 1994)[1] was a British Labour Member of Parliament for Edmonton. He first won the seat at a by-election in 1948, and held it until his retirement at the February 1974 general election. From 1965 to 1967, he was the Minister of State for Economic Affairs. He later joined the Social Democratic Party.[2]

In 1958 he married the Anglo-Austrian social psychologist Marie Jahoda.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Evan Durbin
Member of Parliament for Edmonton
1948Feb. 1974
Succeeded by
Ted Graham
Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Crosland
Minister of State for Economic Affairs
Succeeded by
Thomas Urwin
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Parker
Chairman of the Fabian Society
1953 – 1954
Succeeded by
Harold Wilson