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Secretary of State for India

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Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Lord Stanley 2 September 1858 11 June 1859 Conservative
Sir Charles Wood, Bt. 18 June 1859 16 February 1866 Liberal
The Earl de Grey 16 February 1866 26 June 1866 Liberal
Viscount Cranborne 6 July 1866 8 March 1867 Conservative
Sir Stafford Northcote, Bt. 8 March 1867 1 December 1868 Conservative
The Duke of Argyll 9 December 1868 17 February 1874 Liberal
The Marquess of Salisbury 21 February 1874 2 April 1878 Conservative
The Viscount Cranbrook 2 April 1878 21 April 1880 Conservative
Marquess of Hartington 28 April 1880 16 December 1882 Liberal
The Earl of Kimberley 16 December 1882 9 June 1885 Liberal
Lord Randolph Churchill 24 June 1885 28 January 1886 Conservative
The Earl of Kimberley 6 February 1886 20 July 1886 Liberal
The Viscount Cross 3 August 1886 11 August 1892 Conservative
The Earl of Kimberley 18 August 1892 10 March 1894 Liberal
Henry Fowler 10 March 1894 21 June 1895 Liberal
Lord George Hamilton 4 July 1895 9 October 1903 Conservative/Unionist
St. John Brodrick 9 October 1903 4 December 1905 Unionist

John Morley later
The Viscount Morley of Blackburn

10 December 1905 3 November 1910 Liberal
The Earl of Crewe 3 November 1910 7 March 1911 Liberal
The Viscount Morley of Blackburn 7 March 1911 25 May 1911 Liberal
The Earl of Crewe later
The Marquess of Crewe
25 May 1911 25 May 1915 Liberal
Austen Chamberlain 25 May 1915 17 July 1917 Unionist
Edwin Montagu 17 July 1917 19 March 1922 Liberal
The Viscount Peel 19 March 1922 22 January 1924 Unionist/Conservative
The Lord Olivier 22 January 1924 3 November 1924 Labour
The Earl of Birkenhead 6 November 1924 18 October 1928 Conservative
The Viscount Peel 18 October 1928 4 June 1929 Conservative
Wedgwood Benn 7 June 1929 24 August 1931 Labour
Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt. 25 August 1931 7 June 1935 Conservative
The Marquess of Zetland 7 June 1935 28 May 1937 Conservative became Secretary of State for India and Burma

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