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Lord Privy Seal

UK GOVERNMENT OFFICE

Historical sinecure with no particular function, for cabinet members.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Addington
Head of State
30-May-1757 15-Feb-1844 UK Prime Minister, 1801-04
John Anderson
Politician
8-Jul-1882 4-Jan-1958 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1943-45
Humphrey Atkins
Politician
12-Aug-1922 4-Oct-1996 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1979-81
Clement Attlee
Head of State
3-Jan-1883 8-Oct-1967 UK Prime Minister, 1945-51
Stanley Baldwin
Head of State
3-Aug-1867 14-Dec-1947 UK Prime Minister three times
Arthur Balfour
Head of State
25-Jul-1848 19-Mar-1930 UK Prime Minister, 1902-05
Lord Beaverbrook
Business
25-May-1879 9-Jun-1964 Media mogul, UK cabinet minister
Ernest Bevin
Politician
9-Mar-1881 14-Apr-1951 UK Foreign Secretary, 1945-51
John Biffen
Politician
3-Nov-1930 14-Aug-2007 Leader, House of Commons, 1982-87
Rab Butler
Politician
9-Dec-1902 8-Mar-1982 UK Foreign Secretary, 1963-64
Austen Chamberlain
Politician
16-Oct-1863 16-Mar-1937 British pol, Nobel Prize recipient
John Robert Clynes
Politician
27-Mar-1869 23-Oct-1949 UK Home Secretary, 1929-31
Stafford Cripps
Politician
24-Apr-1889 21-Apr-1952 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1947-50
Harry Crookshank
Politician
27-May-1893 17-Oct-1961 Leader, House of Commons, 1951-55
George Nathaniel Curzon
Government
11-Jan-1859 20-Mar-1925 Created the Kingdom of Jordan
Anthony Eden
Head of State
12-Jun-1897 14-Jan-1977 UK Prime Minister, 1955-57
Henry Richard Vassall Fox
Politician
21-Nov-1773 22-Oct-1840 3rd Baron Holland
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil
Head of State
3-Feb-1830 22-Aug-1903 UK Prime Minister three times
Ian Gilmour
Politician
8-Jul-1926 21-Sep-2007 Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar
William Ewart Gladstone
Head of State
29-Dec-1809 19-May-1898 Four times UK Prime Minister
Peter Hain
Politician
16-Feb-1950   British MP, Neath
Edward Heath
Head of State
9-Jul-1916 17-Jul-2005 British Prime Minister, 1970-74
Samuel Hoare
Politician
24-Feb-1880 7-May-1959 UK Home Secretary, 1937-39
Geoff Hoon
Politician
6-Dec-1953   UK Minister of Defence, 1999-2005
Andrew Bonar Law
Head of State
16-Sep-1858 30-Oct-1923 UK Prime Minister, 1922-23
Selwyn Lloyd
Politician
28-Jul-1904 18-May-1978 Speaker, House of Commons, 1971-76
Fred Peart
Politician
30-Apr-1914 26-Aug-1988 Leader, House of Commons, 1968-70
William Pitt the Elder
Head of State
15-Nov-1708 11-May-1778 Seven Years War
John Reid
Politician
8-May-1947   British MP, Airdrie and Shotts
Frank Soskice
Politician
23-Jul-1902 1-Jan-1979 UK Home Secretary, 1964-65
Jack Straw
Politician
3-Aug-1946   Leader, House of Commons, 2006-07
Ann Taylor
Politician
2-Jul-1947   Leader, House of Commons, 1997-98
David Waddington
Politician
2-Aug-1929   UK Home Secretary, 1989-90
John Wakeham
Politician
22-Jun-1932   Baron Wakeham of Maldon
Sir Francis Walsingham
Government
c. 1532 6-Apr-1590 Secretary to Elizabeth I


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