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Minister Hector Fawley was Minister for Magic from 1925 to 1939.[2]


Minister Fawley was voted in because of his marked difference to his predecessor, Lorcan McLaird — while the latter was taciturn and an unlikely politician, Fawley was ebullient and flamboyant in character.[2]

His term in office coincided with the beginning of Gellert Grindelwald's "For the Greater Good" revolution. Fawley did not take Grindelwald's threat to the wizarding community sufficiently seriously, and his lack of response was openly questioned. The Daily Prophet once asked in 1926, whether "Flamboyant Fawley" was doing enough.[3]

He was re-elected at least once, but the consequence of his lack of response to Grindelwald came in 1939, when he was forced from his office, being replaced with the more proactive Leonard Spencer-Moon.[2]

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Notes and references

  1. On Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Pure-Blood" at Wizarding World, the Fawleys are mentioned to have been included in the Pure-Blood Directory published in Britain in the 1930s. As Hector Fawley was already alive by 1930 (and, indeed, was such a prominent wizarding figure on the time), this establishes that he must have been a pure-blooded wizard.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic" at Wizarding World
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) - (see this image)
  4. United Agents - Richard Clothier

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