Fandom

British Offices and Honours

Lord President of the Council

732pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Lord Presidents of the Council, 1530-1553Edit

Name Entered office Left office Notes
The Duke of Suffolk 1530 14 August 1545                                         
The Lord St John later The Earl of Wiltshire January 1546 February 1550
The Earl of Warwick later The Duke of Northumberland February 1550 July 1553

Lord Presidents of the Council, 1621-1631Edit

Name Entered office Left office Notes
The Viscount Mandeville later The Earl of Manchester September 1621 July 1628                                 
The Earl of Marlborough July 1628 14 December 1628
The Viscount Conway 14 December 1628 3 January 1631

Lord Presidents of the Council, 1679-presentEdit

Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
The Earl of Shaftesbury 21 April 1679 15 October 1679 Whig
The Earl of Radnor 24 October 1679 24 August 1684 Tory
The Earl of Rochester 24 August 1684 18 February 1685 Tory
The Marquess of Halifax 18 February 1685 4 December 1685 Tory
The Earl of Sunderland 4 December 1685 28 October 1688 Tory
The Earl of Danby later The Marquess of Carmarthen later The Duke of Leeds 14 February 1689 18 May 1699 Tory
The Earl of Pembroke 18 May 1699 29 January 1702 Tory
The Duke of Somerset 29 January 1702 13 July 1702 Whig
The Earl of Pembroke 13 July 1702 25 November 1708 Tory
The Lord Somers 25 November 1708 21 September 1710 Whig
The Earl of Rochester 21 September 1710 13 June 1711 Tory
The Duke of Buckingham 13 June 1711 23 September 1714 Tory
The Earl of Nottingham 23 September 1714 6 July 1716 Tory
The Duke of Devonshire 6 July 1716 16 March 1718 Whig
The Earl of Sunderland 16 March 1718 6 February 1719 Whig
The Duke of Kingston 6 February 1719 11 June 1720 Whig
The Viscount Townshend 11 June 1720 25 June 1721 Whig
The Lord Carleton 25 June 1721 27 March 1725 Whig
The Duke of Devonshire 27 March 1725 8 May 1730 Whig
The Lord Trevor 8 May 1730 19 June 1730 Whig
The Earl of Wilmington 31 December 1730 13 February 1742 Whig
The Earl of Harrington 13 February 1742 3 January 1745 Whig
The Duke of Dorset 3 January 1745 17 June 1751 Whig
The Earl Granville 17 June 1751 2 January 1763 Whig
The Duke of Bedford 9 September 1763 12 July 1765 Whig
The Earl of Winchilsea 12 July 1765 30 July 1766 Whig
The Earl of Northington 30 July 1766 22 December 1767 Whig
The Earl Gower 22 December 1767 24 November 1779 Tory
The Earl Bathurst 24 November 1779 27 March 1782 Tory
The Earl Camden 27 March 1782 2 April 1783 Whig
The Viscount Stormont 2 April 1783 19 December 1783 Tory
The Earl Gower 19 December 1783 1 December 1784 Tory
The Earl Camden 1 December 1784 18 April 1794 Tory
The Earl Fitzwilliam 1 July 1794 17 December 1794 Portland Whig
The Earl of Mansfield 17 December 1794 21 September 1796 Portland Whig
The Earl of Chatham 21 September 1796 30 July 1801 Tory
The Duke of Portland 30 July 1801 14 January 1805 Tory
The Viscount Sidmouth 14 January 1805 10 July 1805 Tory
The Earl Camden 10 July 1805 19 February 1806 Tory
The Earl Fitzwilliam 19 February 1806 8 October 1806 Whig
The Viscount Sidmouth 8 October 1806 25 March 1807 Tory
The Earl Camden 26 March 1807 8 April 1812 Tory
The Viscount Sidmouth 8 April 1812 11 June 1812 Tory
The Earl of Harrowby 11 June 1812 17 August 1827 Tory
The Duke of Portland 17 August 1827 28 January 1828 Tory
The Earl Bathurst 28 January 1828 22 November 1830 Tory
The Marquess of Lansdowne 22 November 1830 15 November 1834 Whig
The Earl of Rosslyn 15 December 1834 18 April 1835 Conservative
The Marquess of Lansdowne 18 April 1835 3 September 1841 Whig
The Lord Wharncliffe 3 September 1841 19 December 1845 Conservative
The Duke of Buccleuch 21 January 1846 6 July 1846 Conservative
The Marquess of Lansdowne 6 July 1846 27 February 1852 Whig
The Earl of Lonsdale 27 February 1852 28 December 1852 Conservative
The Earl Granville 28 December 1852 12 June 1854 Whig
Lord John Russell 12 June 1854 8 February 1855 Whig
The Earl Granville 8 February 1855 26 February 1858 Whig
The Marquess of Salisbury 26 February 1858 18 June 1859 Conservative
The Earl Granville 18 June 1859 6 July 1866 Liberal
The Duke of Buckingham 6 July 1866 8 March 1867 Conservative
The Duke of Marlborough 8 March 1867 9 December 1868 Conservative
The Earl de Grey later The Marquess of Ripon 9 December 1868 9 August 1873 Liberal
The Lord Aberdare 9 August 1873 21 February 1874 Liberal
The Duke of Richmond 21 February 1874 28 April 1880 Conservative
The Earl Spencer 28 April 1880 19 March 1883 Liberal
The Lord Carlingford 19 March 1883 24 June 1885 Liberal
The Viscount Cranbrook 24 June 1885 6 February 1886 Conservative
The Earl Spencer 6 February 1886 20 July 1886 Liberal
The Viscount Cranbrook 3 August 1886 18 August 1892 Conservative
The Earl of Kimberley 18 August 1892 10 March 1894 Liberal
The Earl of Rosebery 10 March 1894 29 June 1895 Liberal also First Lord of the Treasury
The Duke of Devonshire 29 June 1895 19 October 1903 Liberal Unionist
The Marquess of Londonderry 19 October 1903 5 December 1905 Unionist
The Earl of Crewe 11 December 1905 16 April 1908 Liberal
The Lord Tweedmouth 16 April 1908 19 October 1908 Liberal
The Viscount Wolverhampton 19 October 1908 21 June 1910 Liberal
The Earl Beauchamp 21 June 1910 7 November 1910 Liberal
The Viscount Morley of Blackburn 7 November 1910 5 August 1914 Liberal
The Earl Beauchamp 5 August 1914 25 May 1915 Liberal
The Marquess of Crewe 25 May 1915 10 December 1916 Liberal
The Earl Curzon of Kedleston 10 December 1916 23 October 1919 Unionist
Arthur Balfour later The Earl of Balfour 23 October 1919 19 October 1922 Unionist
The Marquess of Salisbury 24 October 1922 22 January 1924 Conservative
The Lord Parmoor 22 January 1924 3 November 1924 Labour
The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston 6 November 1924 27 April 1925 Conservative
The Earl of Balfour 27 April 1925 4 June 1929 Conservative
The Lord Parmoor 7 June 1929 24 August 1931 Labour
Stanley Baldwin 25 August 1931 7 June 1935 Conservative
Ramsay MacDonald 7 June 1935 28 May 1937 National Labour
The Viscount Halifax 28 May 1937 9 March 1938 Conservative
The Viscount Hailsham 9 March 1938 31 October 1938 Conservative
The Viscount Runciman 31 October 1938 3 September 1939 National Liberal
The Earl Stanhope 3 September 1939 11 May 1940 Conservative
Neville Chamberlain 11 May 1940 3 October 1940 Conservative
Sir John Anderson 3 October 1940 24 September 1943 Non-party
Clement Attlee 24 September 1943 23 May 1945 Labour
The Lord Woolton 25 May 1945 26 July 1945 Non-party
Herbert Morrison 27 July 1945 9 March 1951 Labour
The Viscount Addison 9 March 1951 26 October 1951 Labour
The Lord Woolton 28 October 1951 25 November 1952 Conservative
The Marquess of Salisbury 25 November 1952 29 March 1957 Conservative
The Earl of Home 29 March 1957 17 September 1957 Conservative
The Viscount Hailsham 17 September 1957 14 October 1959 Conservative
The Earl of Home 14 October 1959 27 July 1960 Conservative
The Viscount Hailsham 27 July 1960 16 October 1964 Conservative
Herbert Bowden 16 October 1964 11 August 1966 Labour
Richard Crossman 11 August 1966 18 October 1968 Labour
Fred Peart 18 October 1968 19 June 1970 Labour
William Whitelaw 20 June 1970 7 April 1972 Conservative
Robert Carr 7 April 1972 5 November 1972 Conservative
James Prior 5 November 1972 4 March 1974 Conservative
Edward Short 5 March 1974 8 April 1976 Labour
Michael Foot 8 April 1976 4 May 1979 Labour
The Lord Soames 5 May 1979 14 September 1981 Conservative
Francis Pym 14 September 1981 7 April 1982 Conservative
John Biffen 7 April 1982 11 June 1983 Conservative
The Viscount Whitelaw 11 June 1983 10 January 1988 Conservative
John Wakeham 10 January 1988 24 July 1989 Conservative
Sir Geoffrey Howe 24 July 1989 1 November 1990 Conservative
John MacGregor 2 November 1990 10 April 1992 Conservative
Tony Newton 10 April 1992 2 May 1997 Conservative
Ann Taylor 3 May 1997 27 July 1998 Labour
Margaret Beckett 27 July 1998 8 June 2001 Labour
Robin Cook 8 June 2001 18 March 2003 Labour
John Reid 4 April 2003 13 June 2003 Labour
The Lord Williams of Mostyn 13 June 2003 20 September 2003 Labour
The Baroness Amos 6 October 2003 27 June 2007 Labour
The Baroness Ashton of Upholland 28 June 2007 3 October 2008 Labour
The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon 3 October 2008 5 June 2009 Labour
The Lord Mandelson 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Nick Clegg 11 May 2010 8 May 2015 Liberal Democrat
Chris Grayling 8 May 2015 Conservative

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.