List of prime ministers of Edward VIII

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Edward VIII surrounded by heralds of the College of Arms prior to his only State Opening of Parliament in November 1936

King Edward VIII was the King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions and colonies of the British Commonwealth, Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936, when he abdicated the throne.

During his reign Edward was served by eight prime ministers; one each from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Irish Free State, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Southern Rhodesia. Edward's short reign saw no changes in the occupancy of any these offices.

Prime Ministers[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Country
Joseph Lyons.jpg Joseph Lyons
(1879–1939)
6 January
1932
7 April
1939
Australia
King1941.jpg William Lyon Mackenzie King
(1874–1950)
23 October
1935
15 November
1948
Canada
Eamon de Valera c 1922-30.jpg Éamon de Valera
(1882–1975)
9 March
1932
29 December
1937
Irish Free State
Michael Joseph Savage Portrait.jpg Michael Joseph Savage
(1872–1940)
6 December
1935
27 March
1940
New Zealand
James Craig Viscount Craigavon.jpg The Viscount Craigavon
(1871–1940)
7 June
1921
24 November
1940
Northern Ireland
JBM Hertzog - SA.jpg J. B. M. Hertzog
(1866–1942)
30 June
1924
5 September
1939
South Africa
Huggins.jpg Godfrey Huggins
(1883–1971)
12 September
1933
7 September
1953
Southern Rhodesia
Stanley Baldwin ggbain.35233.jpg Stanley Baldwin
(1867–1947)
7 June
1935
28 May
1937
United Kingdom

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