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The position of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was a British cabinet level position created in 1925 to deal with British relations with the Dominions — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland, and the Irish Free State, as well as the self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesiamarker. In 1947, the name of the office was changed to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. When initially created the office was held in tandem with that of Secretary of State for the Colonies; this persisted until June 1930. On two subsequent occasions the offices were briefly held by the same person.The Secretary was supported by an Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs.

Secretaries of State for Dominion Affairs, 1925-1947

Name Entered office Left office
Leo Amery 11 June 1925 4 June 1929
The Lord Passfield 7 June 1929 5 June 1930
James Henry Thomas 5 June 1930 22 November 1935
Malcolm MacDonald 22 November 1935 16 May 1938
Lord Stanley 16 May 1938 31 October 1938
Malcolm MacDonald 31 October 1938 29 January 1939
Sir Thomas Inskip 29 January 1939 3 September 1939
Anthony Eden 3 September 1939 14 May 1940
The Viscount Caldecote 14 May 1940 3 October 1940
Viscount Cranborne 3 October 1940 19 February 1942
Clement Attlee 19 February 1942 24 September 1943
Viscount Cranborne 24 September 1943 26 July 1945
The Viscount Addison 3 August 1945 7 July 1947






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