Vice-President of the Board of Trade

The office of Vice-President of the Board of Trade was a junior ministerial position in the government of the United Kingdom. The office was created in 1786 and abolished in 1867. From 1848 onwards the office was held concurrently with that of Paymaster-General. The office was succeeded by that of Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade.

Notable holders of the office include Lord Grenville, William Ewart Gladstone, Lord Goderich and the Earl Granville.

Vice-Presidents of the Board of Trade, 1786–1867

NameEntered officeLeft office
William Grenville23 August 17868 August 1789
The Marquess of Graham
(Duke of Montrose from
23 September 1790)
8 August 178920 October 1790
Hon. Dudley Ryder20 October 179018 November 1801
The Lord Glenbervie18 November 18018 February 1804
Nathaniel Bond8 February 18046 June 1804
George Rose6 June 18045 February 1806
Earl Temple5 February 180630 March 1807
George Rose30 March 180729 September 1812
Hon. Frederick John Robinson29 September 181224 January 1818
Thomas Wallace24 January 18183 April 1823
Charles Grant3 April 18235 February 1828
Thomas Frankland Lewis5 February 182830 May 1828
Thomas Courtenay30 May 182822 November 1830
Charles Poulett Thomson22 November 183020 December 1834
Viscount Lowther20 December 18346 May 1835
Henry Labouchere6 May 183529 August 1839
Richard Lalor Sheil29 August 183928 June 1841
Hon. Fox Maule28 June 18413 September 1841
William Ewart Gladstone3 September 184110 June 1843
The Earl of Dalhousie10 June 18435 February 1845
Sir George Clerk, Bt5 February 18458 July 1846
Thomas Milner Gibson8 July 18468 May 1848
The Earl Granville8 May 184811 February 1852
The Lord Stanley of Alderley11 February 185227 February 1852
The Lord Colchester27 February 18524 January 1853
The Lord Stanley of Alderley4 January 185331 March 1855
Hon. Edward Pleydell-Bouverie31 March 185513 August 1855
Robert Lowe13 August 18556 April 1858
The Earl of Donoughmore6 April 18583 March 1859
Lord Lovaine3 March 185918 June 1859
James Wilson18 June 185912 August 1859
William Francis Cowper12 August 185922 February 1860
William Hutt22 February 186029 November 1865
George Goschen29 November 186512 March 1866
William Monsell12 March 186610 July 1866
Stephen Cave10 July 186612 August 1867

References

  • Sainty, J.C (1974). "Committee of the Privy Council for trade and plantations 1786–1870: General department". Office-Holders in Modern Britain Vol. III: Officials of the Board of Trade 1660–1870.
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