Henry Campbell-Bannerman

British Prime Minister from 1905 to 1908

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman GCB (7 September 1836 - 22 April 1908) was a Scottish- born British Liberal statesman. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 5 December 1905 until resigning because of bad health on 3 April 1908.

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
5 December 1905 – 3 April 1908
Preceded byArthur Balfour
Succeeded byHerbert Henry Asquith
Personal details
Born(1836-09-07)7 September 1836
Kelvinside, Glasgow, Scotland
Died22 April 1908(1908-04-22) (aged 71)
10 Downing Street, Whitehall, London, England
Political partyLiberal

Campbell-Bannerman was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1836 as Henry Campbell. The surname Bannerman was added to his surname in 1871 as required by his uncle's will. It was a requirement of his inheritance of his uncle's Kent estate, Hunton Court.

Seriously ill by the time of his resignation as Prime Minister, he died just nineteen days later. He remains the most recent Prime Minister to die in 10 Downing Street.