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Secretary of State for War and the Colonies

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Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Henry Dundas 11 June 1794 17 March 1801 Tory official title Secretary of State for War; also President of the Board of Control
The Lord Hobart 17 March 1801 12 May 1804 Tory
The Earl Camden 14 May 1804 10 July 1805 Tory
Vicount Castlereagh 10 July 1805 5 February 1806 Tory
William Windham 5 February 1806 25 March 1807 Whig/Grenvillite
Viscount Castlereagh 25 March 1807 1 November 1809 Tory
The Earl of Liverpool 1 November 1809 11 June 1812 Tory
The Earl Bathurst 11 June 1812 30 April 1827 Tory
The Viscount Goderich 30 April 1827 3 September 1827 Tory
William Huskisson 3 September 1827 30 May 1828 Tory/Canningite
Sir George Murray 30 May 1828 22 November 1830 Tory
The Viscount Goderich 22 November 1830 3 April 1833 Canningite/Whig
Edward Stanley 3 April 1833 5 June 1834 Whig
Thomas Spring Rice 5 June 1834 14 November 1834 Whig
The Duke of Wellington 15 November 1834 15 December 1834 Conservative Wellington served as interim Secretary of State
The Earl of Aberdeen 15 December 1834 18 April 1835 Conservative
The Lord Glenelg 18 April 1835 20 February 1839 Whig
The Marquess of Normanby 20 February 1839 30 August 1839 Whig
Lord John Russell 30 August 1839 30 August 1841 Whig
Lord Stanley
from 1844, the Lord Stanley
3 September 1841 23 December 1845 Conservative
William Gladstone 23 December 1845 27 June 1846 Conservative
The Earl Grey 6 July 1846 21 February 1852 Whig
Sir John Pakington 27 February 1852 17 December 1852 Conservative
The Duke of Newcastle 28 December 1852 10 June 1854 Peelite

Post divided into Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for the Colonies.

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