Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner

Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner, KG, GCB, GCMG, PC (23 March 1854  13 May 1925) was an English statesman and colonial administrator who played a role in the formulation of British foreign and domestic policy between the mid-1890s and early 1920s. From December 1916 to November 1918, he was one of the most important members of Prime Minister David Lloyd George's War Cabinet.


The Viscount Milner

Secretary of State for the Colonies
In office
10 January 1919  13 February 1921
Preceded byWalter Long
Succeeded byWinston Churchill
Secretary of State for War
In office
18 April 1918  10 January 1919
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded byThe Earl of Derby
Succeeded byWinston Churchill
1st Governor of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony
In office
23 June 1902  1 April 1905
MonarchEdward VII
Preceded byHimself
as Administrator of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony
Succeeded byThe Earl of Selborne
Administrator of the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony
In office
4 January 1901  23 June 1902
MonarchQueen Victoria
Edward VII
LieutenantHamilton John Goold-Adams
Preceded byOffice Established
Christiaan de Wet
As State President of the Orange Free State (31 May 1902)
Schalk Willem Burger
As President of the South African Republic (31 May 1902)
Succeeded byHimself
As Governor of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony
Governor of the Cape Colony
and
High Commissioner for Southern Africa
In office
5 May 1897  6 March 1901
MonarchQueen Victoria
Edward VII
Prime MinisterJohn Gordon Sprigg
William Philip Schreiner
John Gordon Sprigg
Preceded bySir William Howley Goodenough
Succeeded bySir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson
Personal details
Born
Alfred Milner

23 March 1854
Gießen, Upper Hesse, Grand Duchy of Hesse
Died13 May 1925(1925-05-13) (aged 71)
Great Wigsell, East Sussex, England
Resting placeSaint Mary the Virgin Church, Salehurst, East Sussex, UK
Nationality British
Spouse(s)Violet Milner
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
King's College London
Balliol College, Oxford
OccupationColonial administrator, statesman
Garter-encircled shield of arms of Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner, KG, as displayed on his Order of the Garter stall plate in St. George's Chapel.