Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth

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Portrait of Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth

James Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth, GCMG, CB (17 August 1876 – 15 December 1951) was a Scottish representative peer, a British diplomat, and the first Secretary General of the League of Nations from 1920 until 1933.

Because of the history of the Earldom of Perth (attainder 1715, reversed 1853), he is sometimes considered the 7th Earl of Perth.

Sir Eric Drummond


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William, The Lord Tyrrell
Principal Private Secretary
to the Foreign Secretary

Succeeded by
Robert, The Lord Vansittart
New institution Secretary-General of the League of Nations
Succeeded by
Joseph Louis Anne Avenol
Preceded by
Sir Ronald Graham
British Ambassador
to Italy

Succeeded by
Sir Percy Loraine
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
William Huntly Drummond
Earl of Perth
Succeeded by
John David Drummond