First Lord of the Treasury (UK)

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First Lord of the Treasury (UK) is a position in British Her Majesty's Government. Now the position is always held by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but before the 20th century, the position was held by other person sometimes.

List of First Lord of the Treasury

name start of term end of term political perty note
The Earl of Halifax 13 Oct 1714 19 May 1715 Whig
The Earl of Carlisle 23 May 1715 10 Oct 1715 Whig
Robert Walpole 10 Oct 1715 12 Apr 1717 Whig
The Earl Stanhope 12 Apr 1717 21 Mar 1718 Whig
The Earl of Sunderland 21 Mar 1718 4 Apr 1721 Whig
Sir Robert Walpole 4 Apr 1721 11 Feb 1742 Whig First Prime Minister
The Earl of Wilmington 16 Feb 1742 2 Jul 1743 Whig died in office
Henry Pelham 27 Aug 1743 6 Mar 1754 Whig died in office
The Duke of Newcastle 16 Mar 1754 16 Nov 1756 Whig
The Duke of Devonshire 16 Nov 1756 8 Jun 1757 Whig
The Earl Waldegrave 8 Jun 1757 12 Jun 1757 Whig not a Prime Minister
The Duke of Devonshire 12 Jun 1757 25 Jun 1757 Whig
The Duke of Newcastle 2 Jul 1757 26 May 1762 Whig
The Earl of Bute 26 May 1762 16 Apr 1763 Tory
George Grenville 16 Apr 1763 13 Jul 1765 Whig
The Marquess of Rockingham 13 Jul 1765 30 Jul 1766 Whig
The Duke of Grafton 30 Jul 1766 28 Jan 1770 Whig also Prime Minister from 14 Oct 1768
Lord North 28 Jan 1770 22 Mar 1782 Tory
The Marquess of Rockingham 27 Mar 1782 1 Jul 1782 Whig
The Earl of Shelburne 4 Jul 1782 2 Apr 1783 Whig
The Duke of Portland 2 Apr 1783 19 Dec 1783 Whig
William Pitt the Younger 19 Dec 1783 14 Mar 1801 Tory
Henry Addington 17 Mar 1801 10 May 1804 Tory
William Pitt the Younger 10 May 1804 23 Jan 1806 Tory
The Lord Grenville 11 Feb 1806 31 Mar 1807 Whig
The Duke of Portland 31 Mar 1807 4 Oct 1809 Whig
Spencer Perceval 4 Oct 1809 11 May 1812 Tory
The Earl of Liverpool 9 Jun 1812 10 Apr 1827 Tory
George Canning 10 Apr 1827 8 Aug 1827 Tory
The Viscount Goderich 31 Aug 1827 22 Jan 1828 Tory
The Duke of Wellington 22 Jan 1828 22 Nov 1830 Tory
The Earl Grey 22 Nov 1830 16 Jul 1834 Whig
The Viscount Melbourne 16 Jul 1834 14 Nov 1834 Whig
The Duke of Wellington 14 Nov 1834 10 Dec 1834 Tory
Sir Robert Peel 10 Dec 1834 8 Apr 1835 Tory
The Viscount Melbourne 18 Apr 1835 30 Aug 1841 Whig
Sir Robert Peel 30 Aug 1841 29 Jun 1846 Conservative
Lord John Russell 30 Jun 1846 23 Feb 1852 Whig
The Earl of Derby 23 Feb 1852 19 Dec 1852 Conservative
The Earl of Aberdeen 19 Dec 1852 6 Feb 1855 Peelite
The Viscount Palmerston 6 Feb 1855 20 Feb 1858 Liberal
The Earl of Derby 20 Feb 1858 12 Jun 1859 Conservative
The Viscount Palmerston 12 Jun 1859 18 Oct 1865 Liberal died in office
The Earl Russell 29 Oct 1865 28 Jun 1866 Liberal
The Earl of Derby 28 Jun 1866 27 Feb 1868 Conservative
Benjamin Disraeli 27 Feb 1868 3 Dec 1868 Conservative
William Ewart Gladstone 3 Dec 1868 20 Feb 1874 Liberal
Benjamin Disraeli 20 Feb 1874 23 Apr 1880 Conservative
William Ewart Gladstone 23 Apr 1880 23 Jun 1885 Liberal
The Earl of Iddesleigh 29 Jun 1885 1 Feb 1886 Conservative not a Prime Minister
William Ewart Gladstone 1 Feb 1886 25 Jul 1886 Liberal
The Marquess of Salisbury 3 Aug 1886 14 Jan 1887 Conservative
William Henry Smith 14 Jan 1887 6 Oct 1891 Conservative not a Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour 6 Oct 1891 15 Aug 1892 Conservative not a Prime Minister
William Ewart Gladstone 15 Aug 1892 5 Mar 1894 Liberal
The Earl of Rosebery 5 Mar 1894 25 Jun 1895 Liberal
Arthur Balfour 25 Jun 1895 5 Dec 1905 Conservative also Prime Minister from 11 Jul 1902
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman 5 Dec 1905 7 Apr 1908 Liberal
Herbert Henry Asquith 7 Apr 1908 7 Dec 1916 Liberal
David Lloyd-George 7 Dec 1916 19 Oct 1922 Liberal
Andrew Bonar Law 23 Oct 1922 20 May 1923 Conservative
Stanley Baldwin 23 May 1923 16 Jan 1924 Conservative
Ramsay MacDonald 22 Jan 1924 4 Nov 1924 Labour
Stanley Baldwin 4 Nov 1924 5 Jun 1929 Conservative
Ramsay MacDonald 5 Jun 1929 24 Aug 1931 Labour
Ramsay MacDonald 24 Aug 1931 7 Jun 1935 National Labour
Stanley Baldwin 7 Jun 1935 28 May 1937 Conservative
Neville Chamberlain 28 May 1937 10 May 1940 Conservative
Winston Churchill 10 May 1940 24 Jul 1945 Conservative
Clement Attlee 26 Jul 1945 26 Oct 1951 Labour
Sir Winston Churchill 26 Oct 1951 7 Apr 1955 Conservative
Sir Anthony Eden 7 Apr 1955 10 Jan 1957 Conservative
Harold Macmillan 10 Jan 1957 19 Oct 1963 Conservative
Sir Alec Douglas-Home 19 Oct 1963 16 Oct 1964 Conservative
Hraold Wilson 16 Oct 1964 19 Jun 1970 Labour
Edward Heath 19 Jun 1970 4 Mar 1974 Conservative
Harold Wilson 4 Mar 1974 5 Apr 1976 Labour
James Callaghan 5 Apr 1976 4 May 1979 Labour
Margaret Thatcher 4 May 1979 28 Nov 1990 Conservative
John Major 28 Nov 1990 2 May 1997 Conservative
Tony Blair 2 May 1997 27 Jun 2007 Labour
Gordon Brown 27 Jun 2007 11 May 2011 Labour
David Cameron 11 May 2011 Conservative incumbent

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