Herbert Morrison

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The Lord Morrison of Lambeth

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Leader of the Opposition
In office
25 November 1955 – 14 December 1955
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterAnthony Eden
Preceded byClement Attlee
Succeeded byHugh Gaitskell
Foreign Secretary
In office
9 March 1951 – 26 October 1951
Prime MinisterClement Attlee
Preceded byErnest Bevin
Succeeded byAnthony Eden
Lord President of the Council
In office
26 July 1945 – 9 March 1951
Prime MinisterClement Attlee
Preceded byLord Woolton
Succeeded byThe Viscount Addison
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
26 July 1945 – 16 March 1951
Prime MinisterClement Attlee
Preceded byAnthony Eden
Succeeded byJames Chuter Ede
Home Secretary
Minister of Home Security
In office
4 October 1940 – 23 May 1945
Prime MinisterWinston Churchill
Preceded byJohn Anderson
Succeeded byDonald Somervell (Home Secretary)
Office abolished (Home Security Minister)
Minister of Supply
In office
12 May 1940 – 4 October 1940
Prime MinisterWinston Churchill
Preceded byLeslie Burgin
Succeeded byAndrew Rae Duncan
Leader of the London County Council
In office
9 March 1934 – 27 May 1940
Preceded byWilliam Ray
Succeeded byCharles Latham
Minister of Transport
In office
7 June 1929 – 24 August 1931
Prime MinisterRamsay MacDonald
Preceded byWilfrid Ashley
Succeeded byJohn Pybus
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
25 May 1945 – 2 February 1956
LeaderClement Attlee
Preceded byArthur Greenwood
Succeeded byJim Griffiths
Parliamentary offices
Member of the House of Lords
Life peerage
2 November 1959 – 6 March 1965
Member of Parliament
for Lewisham South
Lewisham East (1945–1950)
In office
5 July 1945 – 8 October 1959
Preceded bySir Assheton Pownall
Succeeded byCarol Johnson
Member of Parliament
for Hackney South
In office
14 November 1935 – 5 July 1945
Preceded byMarjorie Graves
Succeeded byHerbert William Butler
In office
30 May 1929 – 27 October 1931
Preceded byGeorge Garro-Jones
Succeeded byMarjorie Graves
In office
6 December 1923 – 29 October 1924
Preceded byClifford Erskine-Bolst
Succeeded byGeorge Garro-Jones
Personal details
Born
Herbert Stanley Morrison

(1888-01-03)3 January 1888
London, England
Died6 March 1965(1965-03-06) (aged 77)
London, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Margaret Kent
(m. 1919; died 1953)

Edith Meadowcroft (m. 1955)
Children1
RelativesPeter Mandelson (grandson)

Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth, CH, PC (3 January 1888 – 6 March 1965) was a British Labour politician.

He was Minister of Transport during the 1929–1931 Labour Government. He became Leader of the London County Council in the 1930s. He lost to Clement Attlee in the Labour leadership election that year, but later acted as Home Secretary.

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