FANDOM


Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Henry Dundas 11 July 1794 17 March 1801 Tory
see Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 17 March 1801 12 June 1854
The Duke of Newcastle 12 June 1854 30 January 1855 Peelite
The Lord Panmure 8 February 1855 21 February 1858 Whig
Jonathan Peel 26 February 1858 11 June 1859 Conservative
Sidney Herbert 11 June 1859 22 July 1861 Liberal
Sir George Lewis 23 July 1861 13 April 1863 Liberal
The Earl de Grey 28 April 1863 16 February 1866 Liberal
Marquess of Hartington 16 February 1866 26 June 1866 Liberal
Jonathan Peel 6 July 1866 8 March 1867 Conservative
Sir John Pakington 8 March 1867 1 December 1868 Conservative
Edward Cardwell 9 December 1868 17 February 1874 Liberal
Gathorne Hardy 21 February 1874 2 April 1878 Conservative
Frederick Stanley 2 April 1878 21 April 1880 Conservative
Hugh Childers 28 April 1880 16 December 1882 Liberal
Marquess of Hartington 16 December 1882 9 June 1885 Liberal
William Henry Smith 24 June 1885 21 January 1886 Conservative
The Viscount Cranbrook 21 January 1886 6 February 1886 Conservative
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman 6 February 1886 20 July 1886 Liberal
William Henry Smith 3 August 1886 14 January 1887 Conservative
Edward Stanhope 14 January 1887 11 August 1892 Conservative
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman 18 August 1892 21 June 1895 Liberal
The Marquess of Lansdowne 4 July 1895 12 November 1900 Liberal Unionist
St John Brodrick 12 November 1900 6 October 1903 Conservative
Hugh Arnold-Forster 6 October 1903 4 December 1905 Liberal Unionist
Richard Haldane
from 1911, the Viscount Haldane
10 December 1905 12 June 1912 Liberal
John Seely 12 June 1912 30 March 1914 Liberal
Herbert Henry Asquith 30 March 1914 5 August 1914 Liberal
The Earl Kitchener 5 August 1914 5 July 1916 Non-party
David Lloyd George 6 July 1916 5 December 1916 Liberal
The Earl of Derby 10 December 1916 18 April 1918 Unionist
The Viscount Milner 18 April 1918 10 January 1919 Unionist
Winston Churchill 10 January 1919 13 February 1921 Liberal
Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Bt. 13 February 1921 19 October 1922 Unionist
The Earl of Derby 24 October 1922 22 January 1924 Conservative
Stephen Walsh 22 January 1924 3 November 1924 Labour
Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Bt. 6 November 1924 4 June 1929 Conservative
Thomas Shaw 7 June 1929 24 August 1931 Labour
The Marquess of Crewe 25 August 1931 5 November 1931 Liberal
The Viscount Hailsham 5 November 1931 7 June 1935 Conservative
The Viscount Halifax 7 June 1935 22 November 1935 Conservative
Duff Cooper 22 November 1935 28 May 1937 Conservative
Leslie Hore-Belisha 28 May 1937 5 January 1940 National Liberal
Oliver Stanley 5 January 1940 11 May 1940 Conservative
Anthony Eden 11 May 1940 22 December 1940 Conservative
David Margesson 22 December 1940 22 February 1942 Conservative
Sir P. J. Grigg 22 February 1942 26 July 1945 Non-party
Jack Lawson 3 August 1945 4 October 1946 Labour
Frederick Bellenger 4 October 1946 7 October 1947 Labour
Emanuel Shinwell 7 October 1947 28 February 1950 Labour
John Strachey 28 February 1950 26 October 1951 Labour
Anthony Head 31 October 1951 18 October 1956 Conservative
John Hare 18 October 1956 6 January 1958 Conservative
Christopher Soames 6 January 1958 27 July 1960 Conservative
John Profumo 27 July 1960 5 June 1963 Conservative
Joseph Godber 27 June 1963 21 October 1963 Conservative
James Ramsden 21 October 1963 1 April 1964 Conservative

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