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List of Home Secretaries

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List of Home Secretaries

   * William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (27 March – 10 July 1782) ‡
   * Thomas Townshend (10 July 1782 – 2 April 1783)
   * Frederick North, Lord North (2 April – 19 December 1783) ~
   * George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 3rd Earl Temple (19 December – 23 December 1783) †
   * Thomas Townshend, 1st Baron Sydney (23 December 1783 – 5 June 1789)
   * William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (5 June 1789 – 8 June 1791)
   * Henry Dundas (8 June 1791 – 11 July 1794)
   * William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (11 July 1794 – 30 July 1801) ‡
   * Thomas Pelham, 1st Baron Pelham (30 July 1801 – 17 August 1803)
   * Charles Philip Yorke (17 August 1803 – 12 May 1804)
   * Robert Jenkinson, Lord Hawkesbury (12 May 1804 – 5 February 1806) ~
   * George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (5 February 1806 – 25 March 1807)
   * Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (25 March 1807 – 1 November 1809) ‡
   * Richard Ryder (1 November 1809 – 8 June 1812) ‡
   * Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (11 June 1812 – 17 January 1822)
   * Sir Robert Peel (17 January 1822 – 10 April 1827) †
   * William Sturges Bourne (30 April – 16 July 1827) ‡
   * Henry Petty-FitzMaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (16 July 1827 – 22 January 1828)
   * Sir Robert Peel (26 January 1828 – 22 November 1830)
   * William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (22 November 1830 – 16 July 1834)
   * John Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon (19 July 1834 – 15 November 1834)
   * Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (pro tem; 15 November – 15 December 1834)
   * Henry Goulburn (15 December 1834 – 18 April 1835)
   * Lord John Russell (18 April 1835 – 30 August 1839)
   * Constantine Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby (30 August 1839 – 30 August 1841)
   * Sir James Graham, Bt (6 September 1841 – 30 June 1846)
   * Sir George Grey, Bt (6 July 1846 – 23 February 1852)
   * Spencer Horatio Walpole (27 February – 19 December 1852)
   * Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (28 December 1852 – 6 February 1855)
   * Sir George Grey, Bt (8 February 1855 – 26 February 1858)
   * Spencer Horatio Walpole (26 February 1858 – 3 March 1859)
   * Thomas Sotheron-Estcourt (3 March – 18 June 1859)
   * Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bt (18 June 1859 – 25 July 1861)
   * Sir George Grey, Bt (25 July 1861 – 28 June 1866)
   * Spencer Horatio Walpole (6 July 1866 – 17 May 1867)
   * Gathorne Hardy (17 May 1867 – 3 December 1868)
   * Henry Bruce (9 December 1868 – 9 August 1873)
   * Robert Lowe (9 August 1873 – 20 February 1874)
   * Richard Cross (21 February 1874 – 23 April 1880)
   * Sir William Harcourt (28 April 1880 – 23 June 1885)
   * Richard Cross (24 June 1885 – 1 February 1886)
   * Hugh Childers (6 February – 25 July 1886)
   * Henry Matthews (3 August 1886 – 15 August 1892)
   * Herbert Henry Asquith (18 August 1892 – 25 June 1895)
   * Sir Matthew Ridley (29 June 1895 – 12 November 1900)
   * Charles Ritchie (12 November 1900 – 12 July 1902)
   * Aretas Akers-Douglas (12 July 1902 – 5 December 1905)
   * Herbert Gladstone (11 December 1905 – 19 February 1910)
   * Winston Churchill (19 February 1910 – 24 October 1911)
   * Reginald McKenna (24 October 1911 – 27 May 1915)
   * Sir John Simon (27 May 1915 – 12 January 1916)
   * Herbert Samuel (12 January – 7 December 1916)
   * George Cave, 1st Viscount Cave (11 December 1916 – 14 January 1919)
   * Edward Shortt (14 January 1919 – 23 October 1922)
   * William Bridgeman (25 October 1922 – 22 January 1924)
   * Arthur Henderson (23 January – 4 November 1924)
   * Sir William Joynson-Hicks (7 November 1924 – 5 June 1929)
   * John Robert Clynes (8 June 1929 – 26 August 1931)
   * Sir Herbert Samuel (26 August 1931 – 1 October 1932) †
   * Sir John Gilmour (1 October 1932 – 7 June 1935)
   * Sir John Simon (7 June 1935 – 28 May 1937)
   * Sir Samuel Hoare (28 May 1937 – 3 September 1939)
   * Sir John Anderson (4 September 1939 – 4 October 1940)
   * Herbert Morrison (4 October 1940 – 23 May 1945)
   * Sir Donald Somervell (25 May – 26 July 1945)
   * James Chuter Ede (3 August 1945 – 26 October 1951)
   * Sir David Maxwell Fyfe (27 October 1951 – 19 October 1954)
   * Gwilym Lloyd George (19 October 1954 – 14 January 1957) †
   * Rab Butler (14 January 1957 – 13 July 1962) #
   * Henry Brooke (13 July 1962 – 16 October 1964) ~
   * Sir Frank Soskice (18 October 1964 – 23 December 1965) #
   * Roy Jenkins (23 December 1965 – 30 November 1967) #
   * James Callaghan (30 November 1967 – 19 June 1970) ~
   * Reginald Maudling (20 June 1970 – 18 July 1972) †
   * Robert Carr (18 July 1972 – 4 March 1974) ~
   * Roy Jenkins (5 March 1974 – 10 September 1976) ~
   * Merlyn Rees (10 September 1976 – 4 May 1979) ~
   * William Whitelaw (5 May 1979 – 11 June 1983) #
   * Leon Brittan (11 June 1983 – 2 September 1985) #
   * Douglas Hurd (2 September 1985 – 26 October 1989) #
   * David Waddington (26 October 1989 – 28 November 1990) ~
   * Kenneth Baker (28 November 1990 – 10 April 1992) #
   * Kenneth Clarke (10 April 1992 – 27 May 1993) #
   * Michael Howard (27 May 1993 – 2 May 1997) ~
   * Jack Straw (2 May 1997 – 8 June 2001) #
   * David Blunkett (8 June 2001 – 15 December 2004) †
   * Charles Clarke (15 December 2004 – 5 May 2006) #
   * John Reid (5 May 2006 – 27 June 2007) ~
   * Jacqui Smith (28 June 2007 –

† Resigned

  1. Reshuffled

~ Change of Ministry

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