James Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth (1876 - 1951)

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About James Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth

James Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth, GCMG, CB (17 August 1876 – 15 December 1951) was a Scottish representative peer, a British diplomat and the first Secretary General of the League of Nations.

Half brother of the William Drummond, 15th Earl of Perth, Drummond was born in North Yorkshire, England. He was educated at Eton and began his Foreign Office career in 1900. In 1906, he became private secretary to Lord Edmund Petty-FitzMaurice, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In 1908 and again from 1910 to 1911, he was précis writer for Sir Edward Grey, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

He served as the League of Nations Secretary General from the organization's foundation in 1919 until 1933 when he became Britain's ambassador to Italy. He succeeded to the Earldom in 1937 upon his half brother's death and entered the House of Lords. In 1939, Drummond returned to Britain and served during the Second World War as chief advisor on foreign publicity in the Ministry of Information. From 1946 until his death, he served as deputy leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords.

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James Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth's Timeline

1876
August 17, 1876
1904
April 20, 1904
Age 27
1905
May 5, 1905
Age 28
1907
May 13, 1907
Age 30
1912
March 5, 1912
Age 35
UK
1920
February 17, 1920
Age 43
London, Britain (UK)
1951
December 15, 1951
Age 75