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The surname Churchill has boasted many illustrious bearers.

  • John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, was the foremost soldier of his generation. He was wll rewarded, being given Blenheim Palace by Parliament, and dying rich.
  • Churchill, Lord Randolph Henry Spencer (1849 – 95), son of the 7th duke of Marlborough, was an MP from 1874 and father of the famous Winston. An ambitious politician, he served as Secretary of State for India (1885–86) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1886): his first budget was voted down, and ghe resigned

Churchill, Lord Randolph (1849–95) British statesman, and . A gifted speaker and loyal member of the Tory Party, he nevertheless attempted widespread party reform, in particular encouraging mass participation in the Conservative Associations. His popularity ensured his appointment to government. His first budget as chancellor proposed deep cuts in military expenditure and was defeated. Churchill was forced to resign. He married Jennie Jerome, a US citizen, In 1874. Their son, Winston Churchill, was to achieve the success denied his father.

  • Winston Churchill (born Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill: like his father, he did not use the 'Spencer' in public life, except as an author)

Winston Churchill published his books under the name of Winston S. (or Winston Spencer) Churchill, as there was already an author publishing as Winston Churchill - an American novelist (1871–1947) whose first book, The Celebrity: An Episode appeared in 1898.

Churchill, Winston (, , born in St Louis, Missouri, educated at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Churchill's first novel, ,