Gerald Balfour

Mr Gerald William Balfour

Rush ID: 1988

Details

Born:
9 April 1853
Died:
14 January 1945
Birth place:
Edinburgh, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Landowner
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
James Maitland Balfour and Lady Blanche Cecil, daughter of 2nd Marquess of Salisbury
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
2

References

Rush ID:
1988
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q2917086
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BALFOUR, Gerald (1853-1945)

Peerages

  1. 2nd Earl of Balfour

    Hereditary

    1930

    succeeded his brother

Constituencies

  1. Leeds Central

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1906
    Date of exit: 12 January 1906
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Chief Secretary for Ireland 1895-1900

  2. President of the Board of Trade 1900-1905

  3. PPS 1885

    to Arthur Balfour

  4. President of the Board of Local Government 1905

    March-December 1905

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Bulwer-Lytton, Elizabeth Edith

    Year: 1887

Relationships

  1. Brother of Arthur Balfour

  2. Nephew of Robert Cecil

  3. Cousin of Cranborne

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Athenaeum