Educated at King's College, Cambridge and elected to the Apostles in 1903. Reputation as an economist based on his books A Treatise on Money and The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Married the Russian ballerina Lydia Lopokova in 1925. Made Lord Keynes in 1942.
"He was one of the most brilliant talkers I have known.
He would pounce on any remark which interested him, extend it,
develop it. At the Treasury his room was opposite that of Lord
Catto. This led to his being given the name of Doggo. And in his
unswerving fidelity to his old friends and his affection for them
there was something canine. And so was his gift for pouncing and
seizing the essential and the gundog's nose which led him to recognise