Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, normally referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a senior, high-ranking official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.wikipedia
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Secret Intelligence Service

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The Foreign Secretary also has ministerial oversight for the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
SIS is a member of the country's intelligence community and its Chief is accountable to the country's Foreign Secretary.

Great Offices of State

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The Foreign Secretary is a member of the Cabinet, and the post is considered one of the Great Offices of State.
They are the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary.

GCHQ

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The Foreign Secretary also has ministerial oversight for the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
Based in "The Doughnut" in the suburbs of Cheltenham, GCHQ is the responsibility of the country's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, but it is not a part of the Foreign Office and its director ranks as a Permanent Secretary.

Dominic Raab

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The current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is Dominic Raab, since his appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in July 2019.
Dominic Rennie Raab (born 25 February 1974) is a British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2019.

Margaret Beckett

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Margaret Beckett, appointed in 2006 by Tony Blair, is the only woman to have held the post.
She later served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Tony Blair in a number of roles, becoming Britain's first female Foreign Secretary in 2006.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, normally referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a senior, high-ranking official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was created in the British governmental reorganisation of 1782, in which the Northern and Southern Departments became the Home and Foreign Offices, respectively.
The head of the FCO is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly abbreviated to "Foreign Secretary".

2006 British cabinet reshuffle

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Margaret Beckett, appointed in 2006 by Tony Blair, is the only woman to have held the post.
Margaret Beckett, previously Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, was promoted to become Britain's first ever female Foreign Secretary, replacing Jack Straw.

Charles James Fox

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Briefly serving as Britain's first Foreign Secretary in the ministry of the Marquess of Rockingham in 1782, he returned to the post in a coalition government with his old enemy Lord North in 1783.

Francis Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds

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He notably served as Foreign Secretary under William Pitt the Younger from 1783 to 1791.

Secretary of State for the Northern Department

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The position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was created in the British governmental reorganisation of 1782, in which the Northern and Southern Departments became the Home and Foreign Offices, respectively.
In 1782, the two Secretaries of State were reformed as the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Secretary of State for the Southern Department

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The position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was created in the British governmental reorganisation of 1782, in which the Northern and Southern Departments became the Home and Foreign Offices, respectively.
In 1782, the two Secretaries of State were reformed as the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave

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He notably served as Foreign Secretary under William Pitt the Younger from 1805 to 1806.

Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

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As British Foreign Secretary, from 1812 he was central to the management of the coalition that defeated Napoleon.

Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley

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He first made his name as Governor-General of Bengal between 1798 and 1805, and he later served as Foreign Secretary in the British Cabinet and as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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He served as Foreign Secretary 1830–34, 1835–41, and 1846–51.

Canningite government, 1827–1828

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The man chosen to succeed him was the Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons, George Canning.

First Peel ministry

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Peel was also Chancellor of the Exchequer while the Duke of Wellington served as Foreign Secretary.

Second Melbourne ministry

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Lord Palmerston returned as Foreign Secretary while Lord John Russell held his first major office as Home Secretary.

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

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Following Fox's death later that year, Howick took over both as Foreign Secretary and as leader of the Whigs.

Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

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In a political career spanning over 50 years, he was thrice Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, led the Liberal Party in the House of Lords for almost 30 years and was joint Leader of the Liberal Party between 1875 and 1880.

Second Peel ministry

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Henry Goulburn was Chancellor of the Exchequer, the future Prime Minister Lord Aberdeen Foreign Secretary and Sir James Graham Home Secretary.