History

Past Foreign Secretaries

Foreign Secretaries 1782 to present

  1. Boris Johnson

    2016 to present

  2. Philip Hammond

    2014 to 2016

  3. William Hague

    2010 to 2014

  4. David Miliband

    2007 to 2010

  5. Margaret Beckett

    2006 to 2007

  6. Jack Straw

    2001 to 2006

  7. Robin Cook

    1997 to 2001

  8. Sir Malcolm Rifkind

    1995 to 1997

  9. Douglas Hurd, Lord Hurd of Westwell

    1989 to 1995

  10. Sir John Major

    1989

  11. Sir Geoffrey Howe, Lord Howe of Aberavon

    1983 to 1989

  12. Francis Pym, Lord Pym of Sandy

    1982 to 1983

  13. Lord Peter Carrington, Baron Carrington

    1979 to 1982

  14. Dr David Owen, Lord Owen of the City of Plymouth

    1977 to 1979

  15. Anthony Crosland

    1976 to 1977

  16. James Callaghan, Lord Callaghan of Cardiff

    1974 to 1976

  17. Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home of the Hirsel

    1970 to 1974

  18. Michael Stewart, Lord Stewart of Fulham

    1968 to 1970

  19. George Brown, Lord George-Brown of Jevington

    1966 to 1968

  20. Michael Stewart, Lord Stewart of Fulham

    1965 to 1966

  21. Patrick Gordon-Walker, Lord Gordon-Walker of Leyton

    1964 to 1965

  22. Richard Austen Butler, Lord Butler of Saffron Walden

    1963 to 1964

  23. Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home of the Hirsel

    1960 to 1963

  24. John Selwyn Brooke Lloyd, Lord Selwyn-Lloyd

    1955 to 1960

  25. Harold Macmillan, Earl of Stockton

    1955

  26. Sir Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon

    1951 to 1955

  27. Herbert Morrison, Lord Morrison of Lambeth

    1951

  28. Ernest Bevin

    1945 to 1951

  29. Sir Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon

    1940 to 1945

  30. Sir Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon

    1935 to 1938

  31. Sir Samuel Hoare, Viscount Templewood

    1935

  32. Sir John Simon, Viscount Simon

    1931 to 1935

  33. Rufus Isaacs, Marquess of Reading

    1931

  34. Arthur Henderson

    1929 to 1931

  35. Sir Austen Chamberlain

    1924 to 1929

  36. James Ramsay MacDonald

    1924

  37. Arthur James Balfour, Earl of Balfour

    1916 to 1919

  38. John Wodehouse, Earl of Kimberley

    1894 to 1895

  39. Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery

    1892 to 1894

  40. Stafford Northcote, Earl of Iddesleigh

    1886 to 1887

  41. Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery

    1886

  42. Lord Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby

    1874 to 1878

  43. George Villiers, Earl of Clarendon

    1868 to 1870

  44. Lord Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby

    1866 to 1868

  45. George Villiers, Earl of Clarendon

    1865 to 1866

  46. Lord John Russell, Earl Russell

    1859 to 1865

  47. James Harris, Earl of Malmesbury

    1858 to 1859

  48. George Villiers, Earl of Clarendon

    1853 to 1858

  49. Lord John Russell, Earl Russell

    1852 to 1853

  50. James Harris, Earl of Malmesbury

    1852

  51. Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston

    1846 to 1851

  52. Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston

    1835 to 1841

  53. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

    1834 to 1835

  54. Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston

    1830 to 1834

  55. John William Ward, Viscount Dudley and Ward

    1827 to 1828

  56. George Canning

    1822 to 1827

  57. Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

    1812 to 1822

  58. Richard Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

    1809 to 1812

  59. Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst

    1809

  60. George Canning

    1807 to 1809

  61. Charles Grey, Lord Howick

    1806 to 1807

  62. Henry Phipps, Lord Mulgrave

    1805 to 1806

  63. Dudley Ryder, Lord Harrowby

    1804

  64. Robert Banks Jenkinson, Lord Hawkesbury

    1801 to 1804

  65. Francis Godolphin Osborne, Marquess of Carmarthen

    1783 to 1791

  66. George Nugent Temple Grenville, Earl Temple

    1783

  67. Thomas Robinson, Lord Grantham

    1782 to 1783