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Encyclopedia > Charles Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie of Dundee
Charles Thomson Ritchie, by Carlo Pellegrini, 1885.
Charles Thomson Ritchie, by Carlo Pellegrini, 1885.

Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie of Dundee (19 November 18389 January 1906), was a British politician. Image File history File links Charles_Thomson_Ritchie. ... Image File history File links Charles_Thomson_Ritchie. ... Carlo Pellegrini (1838‑1889) was a caricaturist, born in Capua; came to London and worked for Vanity Fair. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


He was born at Dundee, Scotland and educated at the City of London School. He went into business, and in 1874 was returned to parliament as Conservative member for the Tower Hamlets. In 1885 he was made secretary to the Admiralty, and from 1886 to 1892 was President of the Local Government Board in Lord Salisbury's second administration, sitting as member for St Georges in the East. He was responsible for the Local Government Act of 1888, instituting county councils; and a large section of the Conservative party always owed him a grudge for having originated the London County Council. Dundee (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dèagh) located on the North bank of the river Tay, is a royal burgh and the fourth largest city in Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by... The present red-brick City of London School beside the River Thames. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is the London borough to the east of the City of London, north of the River Thames in East London. ... Old Admiralty House, Whitehall, London, Thomas Ripley, architect, 1723-26, was not admired by his contemporaries and earned him some scathing couplets from Alexander Pope The Admiralty was historically the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... The President of the Local Government Board was a ministerial post, frequently a Cabinet position, in the United Kingdom, established in 1871. ... Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (February 3, 1830–August 22, 1903). ... The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. ... London County Council emblem is still seen today on buildings, especially housing, from that era London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London from 1889 until 1965, when it was replaced by the Greater London Council. ...


In Lord Salisbury's later ministries, as member for Croydon (1895–1906), he was President of the Board of Trade (1895–1900) and Home Secretary (1900–1902); and when Sir Michael Hicks-Beach retired in 1902, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in Mr Balfour's cabinet. Though in his earlier years he had been a fair-trader, he was strongly opposed to Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain's movement for a preferential tariff, and he resigned office in September 1903. Croydon, Greater London is a major urban town and commercial centre 9. ... The President of the Board of Trade the title of a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... The Secretary of State for the Home Department, known as the Home Secretary, is the chief United Kingdom government minister responsible for law and order (except in Scotland). ... The Rt Hon. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British cabinet minister responsible for all financial matters. ... Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC (25 July 1848–19 March 1930) was a British statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet official in charge of managing the various British colonies. ... The Rt. ...


On 22 December 1905, he was created a peer as Baron Ritchie of Dundee, but he was in ill-health, and he died at Biarritz in January 1906. Baron Ritchie of Dundee is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... Tourist Office Hotel du Palais or Eugenie Palace La Grande Plage, the towns largest beach Biarritz is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France. ...


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by:
Acton Smee Ayrton
Member of Parliament for Tower Hamlets
1874–1885
Succeeded by:
Seat abolished
Preceded by:
New seat
Member of Parliament for St Georges, Tower Hamlets
1885–1892
Succeeded by:
John Benn
Preceded by:
Sidney Herbert
Member of Parliament for Croydon
1895–1905
Succeeded by:
Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Foster
Political Offices
Preceded by:
James Stansfeld
President of the Local Government Board
1886–1892
Succeeded by:
Henry Hartley Fowler
Preceded by:
James Bryce
President of the Board of Trade
1895–1900
Succeeded by:
Gerald Balfour
Preceded by:
Sir Matthew Ridley
Home Secretary
1900–1902
Succeeded by:
Aretas Akers-Douglas
Preceded by:
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1902–1903
Succeeded by:
Austen Chamberlain
Chancellors of the Exchequer
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