Arthur Steel-Maitland

Sir Arthur Herbert Drummond Ramsay Steel-Maitland, 1st Baronet (5 July 1876 – 30 March 1935) was a British Conservative politician. He was the first Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1911 to 1916 and held junior office from 1915 to 1919 in David Lloyd George's coalition government. From 1924 to 1929 he was Minister of Labour under Stanley Baldwin, with a seat in the cabinet.


Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland

Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
1918–1929
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterH.H. Asquith
David Lloyd George
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byGeorge Younger
Minister for Labour
In office
6 November 1922  4 June 1929
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterStanley Baldwin
Preceded byTom Shaw
Succeeded byMargaret Bondfield
Personal details
Born5 July 1876 (1876-07-05)
Died30 March 1935 (1935-03-31) (aged 58)
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Mary Maitland
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
The grave of Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, St Ninian's Churchyard, Stirling