Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies

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The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies was a junior Ministerial post in the United Kingdom government, subordinate to the Secretary of State for the Colonies and, from 1948, also to a Minister of State.wikipedia
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Secretary of State for the Colonies

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The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies was a junior Ministerial post in the United Kingdom government, subordinate to the Secretary of State for the Colonies and, from 1948, also to a Minister of State.
From 1768 until 1966 the Secretary of State was supported by an Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (at times an Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies), and latterly by a Minister of State.

Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies

Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies
For earlier office-holders see Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.
In 1801 the offices of Under-Secretary of State for War and Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies were merged to create the new office.

M. E. Grant Duff

Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant DuffSir Mountstuart Grant DuffM.E. Grant Duff
He served as the Under-Secretary of State for India from 1868 to 1874, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1880 to 1881 and the Governor of Madras from 1881 to 1886.

Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon

Lord CarnarvonThe Earl of CarnarvonEarl of Carnarvon
He served under Lord Derby, as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1858 to 1859, aged twenty-six.

Windham Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl

Lord DunravenEarl of Dunraven4th Earl of Dunraven
He served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Lord Salisbury from 1885 to 1886 and 1886 to 1887.

Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne

Edward Knatchbull-HugessenEdward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron BrabourneEdward
He served as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department under Lord Russell in 1866 and under William Ewart Gladstone from 1868 to 1871 and was also Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Gladstone from 1871 to 1874.

John Pownall

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He was under-secretary of state at the American department from January 1768 to May 1776.

Evelyn Ashley

Hon. Evelyn AshleyAEM AshleyEvelyn Melbourne Ashley
After entering Parliament in 1874, Ashley served under William Ewart Gladstone as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade from 1880 to 1882 and as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1882 to 1885.

Charles Adderley, 1st Baron Norton

Charles AdderleySir Charles AdderleyLord Norton
Again under Lord Derby he was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1866 to 1868, being in charge of the act which called the Dominion of Canada into being, and from 1874 to 1878 he was President of the Board of Trade.

Thomas de Grey, 2nd Baron Walsingham

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His other public posts included Lord of Trade (1777–81), Under-Secretary of State for the American department (Feb.

Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs

Thereafter, see Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs.
The position of Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs in the United Kingdom was created in 1966 by the merger of the old positions of Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Chichester Parkinson-Fortescue, 1st Baron Carlingford

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He became a junior Lord of the Treasury in 1854 under Lord Palmerston, a post he held until 1855, and was later Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Palmerston between 1857 and 1858 and 1859 and 1865.

Sydney Buxton, 1st Earl Buxton

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From 1892-95, Buxton served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies.

William Onslow, 4th Earl of Onslow

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Onslow briefly served as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) under the Earl of Beaconsfield (Benjamin Disraeli) between February and April 1880 and held the same position under Lord Salisbury between 1886 and 1887, and later served under Salisbury as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1887 and 1888 (in which post he was vice president of the first Colonial Conference in April 1887) and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade between 1888 and 1889.

William Edward Forster

William ForsterW. E. ForsterW.E. Forster
He took a prominent part in parliament in the debates on the American Civil War, and in 1865 was made Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in Lord John Russell's ministry.

Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough

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He was then Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Arthur Balfour between 1903 and 1905.

William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne

Lord SelborneThe Earl of SelborneViscount Wolmer
In 1895 he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies by his father-in-law Lord Salisbury, where he became junior to the Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain.

John Ball (naturalist)

John BallBallJohn
In the British House of Commons he attracted Lord Palmerston's attention by his abilities, and in 1855 was made Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, a post which he held for two years.

James Lowther (1840–1904)

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With the return to power of Disraeli in 1874, he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Leonard Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith

Leonard CourtneyLeonard Henry CourtneyBaron
In 1880 he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, in 1881 Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies and in 1882 Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

Frederick Peel

Sir Frederick PeelFrederick
He served as Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies under Lord John Russell from 1851 to 1852 and under Lord Aberdeen from 1852 to 1854, as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Aberdeen from 1854 to 1855 and as Under-Secretary of State for War under Lord Palmerston from 1855 to 1857, when he was sworn of the Privy Counsellor.

J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone

J. E. B. SeelyJohn SeelyJack Seely
In 1908 the new Prime Minister H. H. Asquith appointed him Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, in place of Winston Churchill who had been promoted to the Cabinet.

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Lord HalifaxLord IrwinThe Viscount Halifax
In April 1921, he was appointed Under-Secretary for the Colonies, under Churchill who was initially reluctant to meet him (on one occasion he stormed into Churchill's office and told him that he "expected to be treated like a gentleman").

Alfred Emmott, 1st Baron Emmott

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In October 1911 he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies by H. H. Asquith and the following month he was raised to the peerage as Baron Emmott, of Oldham in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

William Monsell, 1st Baron Emly

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He was briefly President of the Board of Health under Palmerston in 1857 and later served under Lord Russell as Paymaster-General and Vice-President of the Board of Trade in 1866 and under William Ewart Gladstone as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1868 and 1871 and as Postmaster-General between January 1871 and November 1873.