History

Past Foreign Secretaries

Foreign Secretaries 1782 to present

  1. Jeremy Hunt

    2018 to present

  2. Boris Johnson

    2016 to 2018

  3. Philip Hammond

    2014 to 2016

  4. William Hague

    2010 to 2014

  5. David Miliband

    2007 to 2010

  6. Margaret Beckett

    2006 to 2007

  7. Jack Straw

    2001 to 2006

  8. Robin Cook

    1997 to 2001

  9. Sir Malcolm Rifkind

    1995 to 1997

  10. Douglas Hurd, Lord Hurd of Westwell

    1989 to 1995

  11. Sir John Major

    1989

  12. Sir Geoffrey Howe, Lord Howe of Aberavon

    1983 to 1989

  13. Francis Pym, Lord Pym of Sandy

    1982 to 1983

  14. Lord Peter Carrington, Baron Carrington

    1979 to 1982

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

    1977 to 1979

  16. Anthony Crosland

    1976 to 1977

  17. James Callaghan, Lord Callaghan of Cardiff

    1974 to 1976

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

    1970 to 1974

  19. Michael Stewart, Lord Stewart of Fulham

    1968 to 1970

  20. George Brown, Lord George-Brown of Jevington

    1966 to 1968

  21. Michael Stewart, Lord Stewart of Fulham

    1965 to 1966

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

    1964 to 1965

  23. Richard Austen Butler, Lord Butler of Saffron Walden

    1963 to 1964

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

    1960 to 1963

  25. John Selwyn Brooke Lloyd, Lord Selwyn-Lloyd

    1955 to 1960

  26. Harold Macmillan, Earl of Stockton

    1955

  27. Sir Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon

    1951 to 1955

  28. Herbert Morrison, Lord Morrison of Lambeth

    1951

  29. Ernest Bevin

    1945 to 1951

  30. Sir Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon

    1940 to 1945

  31. Sir Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon

    1935 to 1938

  32. Sir Samuel Hoare, Viscount Templewood

    1935

  33. Sir John Simon, Viscount Simon

    1931 to 1935

  34. Rufus Isaacs, Marquess of Reading

    1931

  35. Arthur Henderson

    1929 to 1931

  36. Sir Austen Chamberlain

    1924 to 1929

  37. James Ramsay MacDonald

    1924

  38. Arthur James Balfour, Earl of Balfour

    1916 to 1919

  39. John Wodehouse, Earl of Kimberley

    1894 to 1895

  40. Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery

    1892 to 1894

  41. Stafford Northcote, Earl of Iddesleigh

    1886 to 1887

  42. Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery

    1886

  43. Lord Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby

    1874 to 1878

  44. George Villiers, Earl of Clarendon

    1868 to 1870

  45. Lord Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby

    1866 to 1868

  46. George Villiers, Earl of Clarendon

    1865 to 1866

  47. Lord John Russell, Earl Russell

    1859 to 1865

  48. James Harris, Earl of Malmesbury

    1858 to 1859

  49. George Villiers, Earl of Clarendon

    1853 to 1858

  50. Lord John Russell, Earl Russell

    1852 to 1853

  51. James Harris, Earl of Malmesbury

    1852

  52. Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston

    1846 to 1851

  53. Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston

    1835 to 1841

  54. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

    1834 to 1835

  55. Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston

    1830 to 1834

  56. John William Ward, Viscount Dudley and Ward

    1827 to 1828

  57. George Canning

    1822 to 1827

  58. Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

    1812 to 1822

  59. Richard Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

    1809 to 1812

  60. Henry Bathurst, Earl Bathurst

    1809

  61. George Canning

    1807 to 1809

  62. Charles Grey, Lord Howick

    1806 to 1807

  63. Henry Phipps, Lord Mulgrave

    1805 to 1806

  64. Dudley Ryder, Lord Harrowby

    1804

  65. Robert Banks Jenkinson, Lord Hawkesbury

    1801 to 1804

  66. Francis Godolphin Osborne, Marquess of Carmarthen

    1783 to 1791

  67. George Nugent Temple Grenville, Earl Temple

    1783

  68. Thomas Robinson, Lord Grantham

    1782 to 1783