Secretary for Overseas Trade

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Sir Hamar Greenwood, Bt, later Viscount Greenwood, who served as Secretary for Overseas Trade between 1919 and 1920.

The Secretary for Overseas Trade was a junior Ministerial position in the United Kingdom government from 1917 until 1953, subordinate to the President of the Board of Trade. The office was replaced by the Minister of State for Trade on 3 September 1953.

Secretaries for Overseas Trade, 1917-1953[edit]

Name Entered office Left office
Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Bt 1917 1919
Sir Hamar Greenwood, Bt 1919 1920
F. G. Kellaway 1920 1921
Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame 1921 1922
Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt 1922 March 1923
Albert Buckley March 1923 November 1923
Vacant November 1923 1924
William Lunn 1924 1924
Arthur Samuel 1924 1927
Douglas Hacking 1927 1929
George Gillett 1929 1931
Sir Hilton Young 1931 1931
John Colville 1931 1935
Euan Wallace 1935 1937
Robert Hudson 1937 1940
Geoffrey Shakespeare 1940 1940
Harcourt Johnstone 1940 1945
Spencer Summers 1945 1945
Hilary Marquand 1945 1947
Harold Wilson 1947 1947
Arthur Bottomley 1947 1951
Henry Hopkinson 1951 1952
Harry Mackeson 1952 3 September 1953