Herwald Ramsbotham

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The Viscount Soulbury

Minister of Pensions
In office
30 July 1936 – 7 June 1939
MonarchEdward VIII
George VI
Prime MinisterStanley Baldwin
Neville Chamberlain
Preceded byRobert Hudson
Succeeded bySir Walter Womersley, Bt
First Commissioner of Works
In office
7 June 1939 – 3 April 1940
MonarchGeorge VI
Prime MinisterNeville Chamberlain
Preceded bySir Philip Sassoon, Bt
Succeeded byThe Earl De La Warr
President of the Board of Education
In office
3 April 1940 – 20 July 1941
MonarchGeorge VI
Prime MinisterNeville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
Preceded byThe Earl De La Warr
Succeeded byR. A. Butler
Governor-General of Ceylon
In office
6 July 1949 – 17 July 1954
MonarchGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
Preceded bySir Henry Monck-Mason Moore
Succeeded bySir Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke
Personal details
Born6 March 1887
DiedJanuary 30, 1971
Political partyConservative

Herwald Ramsbotham GCMG, GCVO, OBE, MC, PC (6 March 1887 – 30 January 1971) otherwise known as "The Viscount Solabry", was a British politician. He was a government minister between 1931 and 1941 and served as the Governor-General of Ceylon between 1949 and 1954.