Financial Secretary to the War Office

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Financial Secretary to the War Office was an office of the British government, the financial secretary of the War Office department.

A secretary, administrative professional, or personal assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. However this role should not be confused with the role of an executive secretary, who differs from a personal assistant. In many countries, an executive secretary is a high-ranking position in the administrative hierarchy. In fact in Pakistan, federal secretaries are dubbed as the most influential people in the country.

War Office department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army

The War Office was a Department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. It was equivalent to the Admiralty, responsible for the Royal Navy, and the Air Ministry, which oversaw the Royal Air Force. The name "War Office" is also given to the former home of the department, the War Office building, located at the junction of Horse Guards Avenue and Whitehall in central London.

Date Name
5 August 1870 John Vivian
15 November 1871 Henry Campbell-Bannerman
26 February 1874 Hon. Frederick Stanley
13 August 1877 Robert Loyd-Lindsay
28 April 1880 Henry Campbell-Bannerman
13 May 1882 Sir Arthur Hayter, Bt
26 June 1885 Henry Northcote
6 February 1886 Herbert Gladstone
4 August 1886 Hon. St John Brodrick
22 August 1892 William Woodall
3 July 1895 Joseph Powell Williams
1 January 1901 Lord Stanley
12 October 1903 William Bromley-Davenport
14 December 1905 Thomas Buchanan
12 April 1908 Francis Dyke Acland
4 March 1910 Charles Mallet
31 January 1911 Francis Dyke Acland
25 October 1911 Harold Tennant
14 June 1912 Harold Baker
30 May 1915 Henry Forster
18 December 1919 Sir Archibald Williamson, Bt
1 April 1921 Hon. George Frederick Stanley
31 October 1922 Stanley Jackson
15 March 1923 Rupert Gwynne
23 January 1924 Jack Lawson
11 November 1924 Douglas King
13 January 1928 Duff Cooper
11 June 1929 Manny Shinwell
5 June 1930 William Sanders
3 September 1931 Duff Cooper
29 June 1934 Douglas Hacking
28 November 1935 Sir Victor Warrender, Bt
3 April 1940 Sir Edward Grigg
17 May 1940 Richard Law
20 July 1941 Duncan Sandys
7 February 1943 Arthur Henderson
26 May 1945 Maurice Petherick
4 August 1945 Frederick Bellenger
4 October 1946 John Freeman

The post was combined with that of Under-Secretary of State for War from 17 April 1947.

The position of Under-Secretary of State for War was a British government position, first applied to Evan Nepean. In 1801 the offices for War and the Colonies were merged and the post became that of Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. The position was re-instated in 1854 and remained until 1947, when it was combined with that of Financial Secretary to the War Office. In 1964 the War Office, Admiralty and Air Ministry were merged to form the Ministry of Defence, and the post was abolished.

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