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Encyclopedia > Robert Horne, 1st Viscount Horne of Slamannan
Half Measures
Sir Robert Horne, President of the Board of Trade, and Sir Eric Geddes, Minister of Transport (speaking together). "That's a rummy get-up. But perhaps he couldn't afford anything better."
Cartoon from Punch magazine, 7 July 1920, referring to a bill introduced by Horne (left) concerned with state control of mining, which was similar to an anticipated bill from Geddes (right) concerned with the railways

Robert Stevenson Horne, 1st Viscount Horne of Slamannan, GBE, PC, KC (28 February 18713 September 1940) was a businessman and Scottish Unionist politician and advocate. Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. ... Sir Eric Campbell Geddes (26 September 1875-22 June 1937) was a Conservative British politician. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... Queens Counsel (postnominal QC), during the reign of a male Sovereign known as Kings Counsel (KC), are barristers or, in Scotland, advocates appointed by Letters patent to be one of Her Majestys Counsel learned in the law. They do not constitute a separate order or degree of... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Disambiguation: you may be looking for Scottish Unionist Party (modern) The Unionist Party, referred to as the Scottish Unionist Party outside Scotland itself, was the main Tory political party in Scotland between 1912 and 1965. ... An advocate is one who speaks on behalf of another, especially in a legal context. ...


Horne was born at Slamannan, Stirlingshire, the son of the village's Church of Scotland minister. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and the University of Glasgow. He then spent a year teaching philosophy at the University College of North Wales, before being called to the Scottish Bar in 1896. He became a successful advocate, specialising in commercial and shipping cases, and took silk in 1910. He also served as Examiner in Philosophy (1896–1900) and Lord Rector (1921–1924) at the University of Aberdeen. Stirlingshire (Siorrachd Sruighlea in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland, based around Stirling, the traditional county town. ... The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland. ... George Watsons College is a leading co-educational independent day school in Scotland, situated on Colinton Road, in the Merchiston area of Scotlands capital city Edinburgh. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Master of Theology (MTh) Dentistry Nursing Affiliations Russell Group, Universitas 21 Website http://www. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... The University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) is a constituent institution of the University of Wales based in the small city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, United Kingdom. ... An advocate is one who speaks on behalf of another, especially in a legal context. ... This article is about publication entitled Examiner The Examiner The Examiner was a weekly paper founded by Leigh and John Hunt in 1808. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495, in Aberdeen, Scotland. ...


Horne was a director of the Suez Canal Company, chairman of the Great Western Railway Company and director of several other companies and banks. The Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez (Universal Suez Ship Canal Company) was the French corporation which constructed the Suez Canal between 1859 and 1869. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ...


During the First World War, Horne became Director of Railways on the Western Front with the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Engineers. In 1917 he joined the Admiralty as Assistant Inspector-General of Transportation, becoming Director of Materials and Priority in 1918, and Director of Labour and Third Civil Lord later the same year. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Western Front was a term used during the First and Second World Wars to describe the contested armed frontier between lands controlled by Germany to the East and the Allies to the West. ... ... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... Flag of the Lord High Admiral The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... The office of Lord High Admiral had been created in about 1400 to oversee the Royal Navy. ...


Having unsuccessfully stood for Stirlingshire in both general elections of 1910, Horne was elected as Member of Parliament for Glasgow Hillhead in 1918. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Glasgow Hillhead was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until 1997. ...


He served as Minister of Labour, President of the Board of Trade and Chancellor of the Exchequer under Lloyd George after the First World War. Minister of Labour re-directs here. ... The President of the Board of Trade the title of a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British statesman who guided Britain and the British Empire through World War I and the postwar settlement as the Liberal Party Prime Minister, 1916-1922. ...


When the Lloyd George Coalition Government fell in 1922, Horne refused to join the new government of Andrew Bonar Law. Two years later Stanley Baldwin offered to make Horne Minister of Labour once more, but Horne declined, preferring to concentrate on work in the City. Although he remained a Member of Parliament until 1937, he never again held ministerial office. Categories: British ministries | Stub ... Andrew Bonar Law (16 September 1858 – 30 October 1923) was a Conservative Party British statesman and Prime Minister. ... Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947) was a British statesman and thrice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... The City of London is a geographically-small city within Greater London, England. ...


Horne, a womanising bachelor, was famously referred to by Baldwin as a "Scots cad", a remark that has stuck. CAD is a TLA that may stand for: Cadiz Railroad (AAR reporting mark CAD) Canadian dollar – ISO 4217-code Capital Adequacy Directive Card Acceptance Device Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty Computer-aided design Computer-aided detection (medical) Computer-aided diagnosis (medical) Computer-assisted dispatch Computer-assisted drafting Coronary artery disease...


He was knighted as Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1918 for his war services, and raised to Knight Grand Cross (GBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours for his services as Minister of Labour. He was ennobled as Viscount Horne of Slamannan, of Slamannan in the County of Stirling, on 9 June 1937. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Stirlingshire (Siorrachd Sruighlea in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland, based around Stirling, the traditional county town. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Parliament of the United Kingdom (1801–present)
Preceded by
(new constituency)
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Hillhead
1918–1937
Succeeded by
James Reid
Political offices
Preceded by
John Hodge
Minister of Labour
1919–1920
Succeeded by
Thomas McNamara
Preceded by
Sir Auckland Geddes
President of the Board of Trade
1920–1921
Succeeded by
Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by
Austen Chamberlain
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1921–1922
Succeeded by
Stanley Baldwin

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