Secretary of State for India


Secretary of State for India

The office of Secretary of State for India or India Secretary was created in 1858 when Company rule in India ended and India was brought under direct British rule (British Raj). It was the cabinet office responsible for the government of India. In 1935, the Burma Office was added; the same Secretary of State headed both Departments, and was accordingly styled the Secretary of State for India and Burma. The India Office came to an end in 1947, when India became independent; Burma achieved its independence early the next year.

ecretaries of State for India

*Edward Henry Stanley, Lord Stanley (September 2, 1858 - June 11, 1859)
*Sir Charles Wood (June 18, 1859 - February 16, 1866) (resigned after being injured in a hunting accident)
*George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 3rd Earl de Grey (February 16, 1866 - June 26, 1866)
*Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount Cranborne (July 6, 1866 - March 8, 1867)
*Sir Stafford Henry Northcote (March 8, 1867 - December 1, 1868)
*George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (December 9, 1868 - February 17, 1874)
*Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (February 21, 1874 - April 2, 1878)
*Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Viscount Cranbrook (April 2, 1878 - April 21, 1880)
*Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington (April 28, 1880 - December 16, 1882)
*John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (December 16, 1882 - June 9, 1885)
*Lord Randolph Churchill (June 24, 1885 - January 28, 1886)
*John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (February 6, 1886 - July 20, 1886)
*Sir Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross (1886) (August 3, 1886 - August 11, 1892)
*John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (August 18, 1892 - March 10, 1894)
*Henry Hartley Fowler (March 10, 1894 - June 21, 1895)
*Lord George Hamilton (July 4, 1895 - October 9, 1903) (resigned)
*St John Brodrick (October 9, 1903 - December 4, 1905)
*John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley (1908) (December 10, 1905 - November 3, 1910)
*Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Earl of Crewe, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1911) (November 3, 1910 - March 7, 1911)
*John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley (March 7, 1911 - May 25, 1911)
*Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (May 25, 1911 - May 25, 1915)
*Austen Chamberlain (May 25, 1915 - July 17, 1917) (resigned)
*Edwin Samuel Montagu (July 17, 1917 - March 19, 1922)
*William Peel, 2nd Viscount Peel (March 19, 1922 - January 22, 1924)
*Sydney Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier (January 22, 1924 - November 3, 1924)
*Frederick Smith, Earl of Birkenhead (November 6, 1924 - October 18, 1928)
*William Peel, 2nd Viscount Peel (October 18, 1928 - June 4, 1929)
*William Wedgwood Benn (June 7, 1929 - August 24, 1931)
*Sir Samuel Hoare (August 25, 1931 - June 7, 1935)
*Lawrence Dundas, 2nd Marquess of Zetland (June 7, 1935 - May 28, 1937)

ecretaries of State for India and Burma

*Lawrence Dundas, 2nd Marquess of Zetland (May 28, 1937 - May 13, 1940)
*Leo Amery (May 13, 1940 - July 26, 1945)
*Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, Lord Pethick-Lawrence (August 3, 1945 - April 17, 1947)
*William Francis Hare, 5th Earl of Listowel (April 17, 1947 - August 14, 1947)

ecretary of State for Burma

*William Francis Hare, 5th Earl of Listowel (August 14, 1947 - January 4, 1948)

ee also

*British Raj
*British rule in Burma
*India Office
*Governor-General of India
*Indian Civil Service
*Commander-in-Chief, India
*Government of India Act
*Partition of India
*British Empire
*History of Bangladesh
*History of India
*History of Pakistan


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