Herbert Asquith

Mr Herbert Henry Asquith

Rush ID: 2208

Details

Born:
12 September 1852
Died:
15 February 1928
Birth place:
Morley, Yorkshire (West Riding), U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Joseph Dixon Asquith, of Morley, Yorkshire, and Emily Willans
Notes:
Created Knight of the Garter in 1925.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1925
HighestOffice:
Prime Minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
2208
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q166714
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. ASQUITH, Herbert (1852-1928)

Peerages

  1. 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

    New hereditary

    1925

Constituencies

  1. Paisley

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1920*
    Date of election: 12 February 1920
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1924
    Date of exit: 29 October 1924
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Fife Eastern

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1886
    Date of election: 1 July 1886
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Home Secretary 1892-1895

  2. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1905-1908

  3. Prime Minister 1908-1916

  4. Secretary of State for War 1914

    April-August 1914

Higher education

  1. Balliol College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. City of London School

Marriages

  1. Melland, Helen Kelsall

    Year: 1891

  2. Tennant, Margaret

    Year: 1894

Relationships

  1. Related by marriage to Harold Tennant

  2. Related by marriage to Charles Tennant

  3. Related by marriage to Edward Tennant

  4. Grandfather of Mark Bonham Carter

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

  2. Liberal Party leader

    1908-1926

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum

  2. Brooks's Club

  3. Reform Club

  4. National Liberal Club

  5. Eighty Club