Secretary of State for Air


Secretary of State for Air

The Secretary of State for Air was a cabinet level British position, in charge of the Air Ministry. It was created on January 10, 1919 to manage the Royal Air Force. On April 1, 1964 the Air Ministry was incorporated into the Ministry of Defence and the position of Secretary of State for Air was abolished.

Chairman of the Joint War Air Committee

*Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby (February 1916) (resigned)

President of the Air Board

*George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (15 May 1916 – January 3, 1917)
*Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray (January 3, 1917 - November 26, 1917)

President of the Air Council

*Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Baron Rothermere (November 26, 1917 - April 26, 1918)
*William Douglas Weir, 1st Baron Weir (April 26, 1918 - January 10, 1919)
*John Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone (January 1919 - November 1919) (resigned)

ecretaries of State for Air

*Winston Churchill (January 10, 1919 - April 1, 1921) (also Secretary of State for War)
*Frederick Edward Guest (April 1, 1921 - October 19, 1922)
*Sir Samuel Hoare (October 31, 1922 - January 22, 1924)
*Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson (January 22, 1924 - November 3, 1924)
*Sir Samuel Hoare (November 6, 1924 - June 4, 1929)
*Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson (June 7, 1929 - October 5, 1930) (killed in the Airship R101 disaster)
*William Warrender Mackenzie, 1st Baron Amulree (October 14, 1930 - November 5, 1931)
*Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry (November 5, 1931 - June 7, 1935)
*Philip Cunliffe-Lister, 1st Viscount Swinton (June 7, 1935 - May 16, 1938) (resigned)
*Sir Kingsley Wood (May 16, 1938 - April 3, 1940)
*Sir Samuel Hoare (April 3, 1940 - May 11, 1940)
*Sir Archibald Sinclair (May 11, 1940 - May 23, 1945)
*Harold Macmillan (May 25, 1945 - July 26, 1945)
*William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate (August 3, 1945 - October 4, 1946)
*Philip Noel-Baker (October 4, 1946 - October 7, 1947)
*Arthur Henderson (October 7, 1947 - October 26, 1951)
*William Sidney, Lord De L'Isle and Dudley (October 31, 1951 - December 20, 1955)
*Nigel Birch (December 20, 1955 - January 16, 1957)
*George Ward (January 16, 1957 - October 28, 1960)
*Julian Amery (October 28, 1960 - July 16, 1962)
*Hugh Fraser (July 16, 1962 - April 1, 1964)


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Under-Secretary of State for Air — The Under Secretary of State for Air was a junior ministerial post in the United Kingdom Government, supporting the Secretary of State for Air in his role of managing the Royal Air Force. . It was established on 10 January 1919, replacing the… …   Wikipedia

  • Secretary of State for Defence — Infobox minister office border = parliamentary minister = not prime office = Secretary of State for Defence incumbent = John Hutton MP tookoffice = 3 October 2008 appointed by = Gordon Brown governor = Prime Minister first minister = Sir Winston… …   Wikipedia

  • Secretary of State for War — The position of Secretary of State for War, commonly called War Secretary, was a British cabinet level position, first applied to Henry Dundas (appointed in 1794). In 1801 the post became that of Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Secretary of State for Transport — Arms of Her Majesty s Government Department for Transport …   Wikipedia

  • Secretary of State (Vereinigtes Königreich) — Der Secretary of State im Vereinigten Königreich ist ein Minister des Kabinetts innerhalb der britischen Regierung. Die Bezeichnung Under Secretary of State wird für eine Position, die einem Staatssekretär im deutschsprachigen Raum vergleichbar… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Secretary of State (United Kingdom) — In the United Kingdom, a Secretary of State is a Cabinet Minister in charge of a Government Department (though not all departments are headed by a Secretary of State, e.g. HM Treasury is headed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer). There is in… …   Wikipedia

  • Minister of State for the Armed Forces — of the United Kingdom Incumbent Nick Harvey since 13 M …   Wikipedia

  • Minister of State for Transport — The Minister of State for Transport is a junior ministerial position in the Department for Transport of the Government of the United Kingdom. The current Minister of State for Transport is Theresa Villiers MP.[1] Ministers of State for Transport… …   Wikipedia

  • Condoleezza Rice's tenure as Secretary of State — Rice signs official papers after receiving the oath of office during her ceremonial swearing in at the Department of State. Watching on are, from left, Laura Bush, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President George W. Bush and an unidentified family… …   Wikipedia

  • Air Ministry — The Air Ministry was formerly a department of the British Government with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force.Organizations before the Air MinistryThe Air CommitteeOn 13 April 1912, less than two weeks after the… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.