British Offices and Honours
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The Right Honourable William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, P.C.
(aka William Pitt the Elder)

Known as[]

  • 1708-1735: Mr. William Pitt
  • 1735-1746: Mr. William Pitt, M.P.
  • 1746-1766: The Rt. Hon. William Pitt, M.P.
  • 1766-1778: The Earl of Chatham, P.C.

Education[]

  • Eton College
  • Trinity College, Oxford
  • University of Utrecht

Offices[]

Peerage Titles[]

  • Earl of Chatham and Viscount Pitt, 1766

Privy Council[]

Positions in Parliament[]

  • Member of Parliament for Old Sarum, 1735-1747
  • Member of Parliament for Seaford, 1747-1754
  • Member of Parliament for Aldborough, 1754-1756
  • Member of Parliament for Okehampton, 1756-1757
  • Member of Parliament for Bath, 1757-1766


Preceded by:
Henry Fox
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
1756–1757
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Holderness
Preceded by:
The Earl of Holderness
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
1757–1761
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Egremont
Preceded by:
The Marquess of Rockingham
Prime Minister
1766–1768
Succeeded by:
The Duke of Grafton