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52nd, 55th & 56th First Lord of the Treasury
50th British Prime Minister 1902-1905 (Conservative) Non elected
Arthur James Balfour
(25th July 1848 – 19th March 1930)
57th First Lord of the Treasury
51st British Prime Minister 1905-1908 (Liberal)
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
(7th September 1836 – 22nd April 1908)
58th First Lord of the Treasury
52nd British Prime Minister 1908-1916 (Liberal) Non elected first term
Herbert Henry Asquith
(12th September 1852 – 15th February 1928)
BBC part 12

59th First Lord of the Treasury
53rd British Prime Minister 1916-1922 (Liberal) Non elected first term
David Lloyd-George
(17th January 1863 – 26th March 1945)
BBC part 6
60th First Lord of the Treasury
54th British Prime Minister 1922-1923 (Conservative)
Andrew Bonar Law 
(16th September 1858 – 30th October 1923)
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61st, 63rd & 66th First Lord of the Treasury
55th, 57th & 60th British Prime Minister (Conservative) (National Government)
1923-1924, 1924-1929, 1935-1937 Non elected first term
Sir Stanley Baldwin
(3rd August 1867 – 14th December 1947)  BBC part 7 
62nd, 64th & 65th First Lord of the Treasury
56th, 58th & 59th British Prime Minister 1924, 1929-1935 (Labour and National Labour) (National Government)
James Ramsay Macdonald
(12th October 1866 – 9th November 1937)
BBC part 13 
67th First Lord of the Treasury
61st British Prime Minister 1937 – 1940 (Conservative) (National Government)
Arthur Neville Chamberlain
(18th March 1869 – 9th November 1940)
68th,69th & 71st First Lord of the Treasury
62nd, 63rd & 65th British Prime Minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955 (Conservative, Caretaker and Coalition)
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
30th November 1874 - 24th January 1965) 

70th First Lord of the Treasury
64th British Prime Minster 1945-1951 (Labour)
Clement Richard Attlee
(3rd January 1883 – 8th October 1967)
BBC part 8
72nd First Lord of the Treasury
66th British Prime Minister 1955-1957 (Conservative)
Sir Robert Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon
(12th June 1897 – 14th January 1977)

73rd First Lord of the Treasury
67th British Prime Minister 1957-1963 (Conservative)
Non elected first term
Sir Maurice Harold Macmillan, Earl of Stockton 
(10th February 1894 – 29th December 1986)
BBC part 14 

74th First Lord of the Treasury
68th British Prime Minister 1963-1964 (Conservative) Non elected
Sir Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home Baron Home of the Hirsel
(2nd July 1903 – 9th October 1995) 

75th & 77th First Lord of the Treasury
69th & 71st British Prime Minister 1964-1970, 1974-1976 (Labour)
Sir James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx
(11th March 1916 – 24th May 1995)
For Lord George Brown see Historical Signatures 2
BBC part 15

76th First Lord of the Treasury
70th British Prime Minister 1970-1974 (Conservative)
 Sir Edward Richard George Heath
(9th July 1916 – 17th July 2005)
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BBC part 16
78th First Lord of the Treasury
72nd British Prime Minister and the first Minister for the Civil Service 1976-1979 (Labour)
Non elected
Sir Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff
(27th March 1912 – 26th March 2005)

79th First Lord  (1st 'Lady') of the Treasury
73rd British Prime Minister and the second Minister for the Civil Service 1979-1990 (Conservative)
Dame Margaret Hilda Thatcher (Roberts), Baroness Thatcher 
(13th October 1925 - 8th April 2013)

80th First Lord of the Treasury
74th British Prime Minister and the third Minister for the Civil Service 1990-1997 (Conservative) Non elected first term
Sir John Major
(born 29 March 1943)
Original signature

Lord Avon's final US visit.
Lord Avon's final US visit.
1985. The Queen at 10 Downing Street to celebrate 250 years of it being the official residence of the British Prime Minister, with those who occupied the most famous address in the world. From left to right James Callaghan, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Margaret Thatcher, Harold Macmillan, HRH, Harold Wilson and Ted Heath.

29th April 2002: Queen began her Golden Jubilee celebrations with a special 10 Downing Street dinner party with Tony Blair and past prime ministers. From left to right, Tony Blair, Baroness Thatcher, Sir Edward Heath, HRH, Lord Callaghan, and John Major.

In 56 years on the throne the Queen has had eleven prime ministers: Churchill, Eden, Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Wilson, Heath, Wilson (again), Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair and Brown (below). The first, Winston Churchill, (below left) was 77 when she became Queen, and had been 20 years her father’s senior. Tony Blair was born only four weeks before the Coronation.

For the signature of Her Majesty The Queen see Historical Signatures
For Joseph Chamberlain see Historical Signatures
For Austen Chamberlain see Chancellors
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Another example of Balfour's signature and that of his secretary Wilfrid Maurice Short
                                       inventor of the game 'Disco', a racquet sport similar to tennis
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Edwina Currie née Cohen (born 13th October 1946) is a former British Member of Parliament. First elected as a Conservative Party MP in 1983, she was a Junior Health Minister for two years, before resigning in 1988 over the controversy over salmonella in eggs. By the time Currie lost her seat in 1997, she had begun a new career as a novelist and broadcaster.

This was my first signature. It was sent to me from 10 Downing Street in 1966, much to the astonishment of my parents!
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A note signed by his daughter Caroline
The Hirsal

Front Row: (Left to Right): The Rt. Hon. Arthur Henderson (Minister without portfolio), The Rt. Hon Lord Milner, (Minister without portfolio), Lord Curzon (Lord President of the Council), The Rt. Hon. Bonar Law (Chancellor of the Exchequer), The Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George (Premier), The Rt Hon. Sir Robert Borden (Premier of Canada), The Rt. Hon. W.F. Massey (Premier of New Zealand), and General The Hon. J.C. Smuts (Minister of Defence, South Africa). 

Middle Row: (Left to Right): Sir S.P. Sinha (First Native Member of Viceroy's Council, India), The Maharajah of Bikanir (representing the Ruling Princes of India), Sir James Meston (Lieutenant-Governor of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh), The Rt. Hon. Austen Chamberlain (Secretary for India), The Rt. Hon. Lord Robert Cecil (Minister of Blockade), The Rt. Hon. Walter H. Long (Colonial Secretary), The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Ward (Finance Minister, New Zealand), The Hon. Sir George Perley (Minister of Canadian Overseas Forces), The Hon. Robert Rogers (Canadian Minister of Public Works), and The Hon. J.D. Hazen (Canadian Minister of Marine).

Back Row (Left to Right): Capt. L.S. Amery, M.P., Admiral Sir John Jellicoe (First Sea Lord of the Admiralty), Sir Edward Carson (First Lord of the Admiralty), Lord Derby (Secretary for War), Major-General F.B. Maurice (Director of Military Operations, Imperial General Staff), Lieut.-Col Sir M. Hankey (Secretary to Committee of Imperial Defence), Mr Henry Lambert (Secretary to the Imperial Conference), and Major Storr (Assistant Secretary).

Letter from WSC 1955
Home of reciepient in Bournemouth
Letter postmark Monday 10 January 1955, referring to Churchill's 81st birthday the previous 30 November 1954
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