Kerr, Philip Henry

Kerr (1882-1940, 11th Marquess of Lothian, 1930), journalist and statesman, was educated at New College, Oxford. He went to South Africa as private secretary to Sir Arthur Lawley, and in 1907 was appointed secretary of the Transvaal Indigency Commission. In 1916 he became the private secretary to Lloyd George (resigned in 1922), and later was the secretary to the Rhodes trustees (1925). He had ministerial duties with Ramsey MacDonald 's National Government (1931) and in 1939 was appointed ambassador to the United States.

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Source: DNB .


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