List of Prime Ministers of King George VI

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King George VI

King George VI was the monarch of the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth and the British Empire from 11 December 1936 until his death on 6 February 1952.

During his reign George was served by a total of 31 Prime Ministers; 4 from the United Kingdom, 7 from Australia, 2 from Canada, 1 from Ceylon, 1 from India, 1 from Ireland, 3 from Malta, 3 from New Zealand, 3 from Northern Ireland, 2 from Pakistan, 3 from South Africa and 1 from Southern Rhodesia.

List of Prime Ministers[edit]

Australia[edit]

No. Portrait Name Date of Ascension/Took Office Date of Death/Left Office
1 Joseph Lyons 1.jpg Joseph Lyons 11 December 1936 7 April 1939
2 EarlePage.jpg Sir Earle Page 7 April 1939 26 April 1939
3 RobertMenzies.jpg Robert Menzies 26 April 1939 28 August 1941
4 FaddenPEO.jpg Arthur Fadden 28 August 1941 7 October 1941
5 JohnCurtin.jpg John Curtin 7 October 1941 5 July 1945
6 Frankforde.jpg Frank Forde 6 July 1945 13 July 1945
7 Benchifley.jpg Ben Chifley 13 July 1945 19 December 1949
8 RobertMenzies.jpg Robert Menzies 19 December 1949 6 February 1952

Canada[edit]

1 Wm Lyon Mackenzie King.jpg William Lyon Mackenzie King 11 December 1936 15 November 1948
2 Louisstlaurent.jpg Louis St. Laurent 15 November 1948 6 February 1952

Ceylon[edit]

1 Official Photographic Portrait of Don Stephen Senanayaka (1884-1952).jpg Don Stephen Senanayake 24 September 1947 6 February 1952

India[edit]

1 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-61849-0001, Indien, Otto Grotewohl bei Ministerpräsident Nehru cropped.jpg Jawaharlal Nehru 15 August 1947 26 January 1950 (Republic of India)

Irish Free State [1][edit]

1 Eamon de Valera c 1922-30.jpg Éamon de Valera 11 December 1936 29 December 1937 (Republic of Ireland)

Malta[edit]

1 Paul Boffa 4 November 1947 26 September 1950
2 Enrico Mizzi.JPG Enrico Mizzi 26 September 1950 20 December 1950
3 Giorgio Borġ Olivier 20 December 1950 6 February 1952

New Zealand[edit]

1 Michael Joseph Savage.jpg Michael Joseph Savage 11 December 1936 27 March 1940
2 Peter Fraser.jpg Peter Fraser 27 March 1940 [2] 13 December 1949
3 Sidney George Holland (1953).jpg Sidney Holland 13 December 1949 6 February 1952

Northern Ireland[edit]

1 James Craig Viscount Craigavon.jpg James Craig 11 December 1936 24 November 1940
2 Johnmillerandrews.jpg J. M. Andrews 24 November 1940 1 May 1943
3 Basil Brooke 1 May 1943 6 February 1952

Pakistan[edit]

1 Liaquat Ali Khan.jpg Liaquat Ali Khan 14 August 1947 16 October 1951
2 Khawaja Nazimuddin of Pakistan.JPG Khawaja Nazimuddin 17 October 1951 6 February 1952

South Africa[edit]

1 JBM Hertzog.jpg J. B. M. Hertzog 11 December 1936 5 September 1939
2 JanSmutsFM.png Jan Smuts 5 September 1939 4 June 1948
3 DFMalanPortret.jpg Daniel François Malan 4 June 1948 6 February 1952

Southern Rhodesia[edit]

1 Godfrey Huggins 1937.jpg Godfrey Huggins 11 December 1936 6 February 1952

United Kingdom[edit]

1 Stanley Baldwin ggbain.35233.jpg Stanley Baldwin 11 December 1936 28 May 1937
2 Neville Chamberlain 28 May 1937 10 May 1940
3 Churchill portrait NYP 45063.jpg Winston Churchill 10 May 1940 26 July 1945
4 Attlee BW cropped.jpg Clement Attlee 26 July 1945 26 October 1951
5 Churchill portrait NYP 45063.jpg Winston Churchill 26 October 1951 6 February 1952

References[edit]

  1. ^ Known as President of the Executive Council
  2. ^ Acting to 1 April 1940
List of Prime Ministers of King George VI
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 14 December 1895 Died: 6 February 1952
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom and
British dominions beyond the seas

11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952
Succeeded by
Elizabeth II
As Queen of the Commonwealth realms
Emperor of India
11 December 1936 – 22 June 1948
End of title
King of Australia
11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952
Succeeded by
Elizabeth II
King of Canada
11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952
King of Ireland
11 December 1936 – 29 December 1937
Succeeded by
Douglas Hyde (President of Ireland)
King of New Zealand
11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952
Succeeded by
Elizabeth II
King of South Africa
11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952
Preceded by
Himself
as King of the United Kingdom
King of Ceylon
4 February 1948 – 6 February 1952
Preceded by
Himself
as Emperor of India
King of India
15 August 1948 – 23 February 1950
Succeeded by
Rajendra Prasad (President of India)
King of Pakistan
15 August 1948 – 6 February 1952
Succeeded by
Elizabeth II
Political offices
New title Head of the Commonwealth
28 April 1949 – 6 February 1952
Succeeded by
Elizabeth II
British royalty
Preceded by
Edward, Prince of Wales
later became King Edward VIII,
later known as Edward, Duke of Windsor
Heir to the Throne
as heir presumptive

20 January 1936 – 11 December 1936
Succeeded by
The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh
later became Queen Elizabeth II

See also[edit]