Arthur Balfour

Mr Arthur James Balfour

Rush ID: 2186

Details

Born:
25 July 1848
Died:
19 March 1930
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Private secretary
Election occupation:
Private secretary
Parentage:
James Maitland Balfour and Lady Blanche Cecil, daughter of 2nd Marquess of Salisbury
Notes:
Created Knight of the Garter in 1922, shortly before his elevation to the Peerage.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1922
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
2186
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q19008
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BALFOUR, Arthur (1848-1930)

Peerages

  1. 1st Earl of Balfour

    New hereditary

    1922

Constituencies

  1. City of London

    Party: Co. Con.
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1922*
    Date of exit: 5 May 1922
    Party: Co. Con.
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. City of London

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1906*
    Date of election: 27 February 1906
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Manchester East

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    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
  4. Hertford

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1874
    Date of election: 31 January 1874
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1878-1880

    to Marquess of Salisbury, as Foreign Secretary

  2. Secretary for Scotland 1886-1887

  3. Leader of the House of Commons 1891-1892

  4. President of the Board of Local Government 1885

  5. Prime Minister 1902-1905

  6. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1916-1919

  7. Lord President of the Council 1919-1922

  8. Chief Secretary for Ireland 1887-1891

  9. First Lord of the Treasury 1891-1892

  10. Leader of the House of Commons 1895-1905

  11. First Lord of the Treasury 1895-1905

  12. Lord Privy Seal 1902-1903

  13. First Lord of the Admiralty 1915-1916

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Relationships

  1. Nephew of Robert Cecil

  2. Cousin of Cranborne

  3. Brother of Gerald Balfour

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Travellers' Club

  3. Athenaeum

  4. New Club