Walter Long, 1st Viscount Long

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long, PC, JP, FRS (13 July 1854 – 26 September 1924), was a British Unionist politician. In a political career spanning over 40 years, he held office as President of the Board of Agriculture, President of the Local Government Board, Chief Secretary for Ireland, Secretary of State for the Colonies and First Lord of the Admiralty. He is also remembered for his links with Irish Unionism, and served as Leader of the Irish Unionist Party in the House of Commons from 1906 to 1910.


The Viscount Long

Secretary of State for the Colonies
In office
10 December 1916  10 January 1919
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded byBonar Law
Succeeded byThe Viscount Milner
First Lord of the Admiralty
In office
10 January 1919  13 February 1921
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded bySir Eric Geddes
Succeeded byThe Viscount Lee of Fareham
Leader of the Irish Unionist Alliance
In office
1906–1910
Preceded byEdward James Saunderson
Succeeded bySir Edward Carson
Personal details
Born(1854-07-13)13 July 1854
Bath, England
Died(1924-09-26)26 September 1924 (aged 70)
West Ashton, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Ulster Unionist
Spouse(s)Lady Dorothy Boyle
(c. 1860 – 1938)
Children5
ParentsRichard Penruddocke Long
Charlotte Anna Dick
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford