Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury and Arthur Balfour, who succeeded Salisbury in office after the former's last term. The phrase "Bob's your uncle" is said to have originated in connection with this set, from ministerial promotions Balfour gained under Salisbury. Great-great-uncle and great-great-nephew
29/12/2017 · Born. 30 November 1874, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Died. 24 January 1965, London. Dates in office. 1951 to 1955, 1940 to 1945. Political party. Conservative
The origins are uncertain, but a common theory is that the expression arose after Conservative Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury ("Bob") appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1887, an act of nepotism, which was apparently both surprising and unpopular.
Cavendish was the second son of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire and Mary Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, the former Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil, daughter of James Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury. He was educated at Ludgrove School, Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Duke of Devonshire is a title in the Peerage of England held by members of the Cavendish family.This (now the senior) branch of the Cavendish family has been one of the wealthiest British aristocratic families since the 16th century and has been rivalled in political influence perhaps only by the Marquesses of Salisbury and the Earls of Derby
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: William Hart Dyke: 25 January 1887 11 August 1892 Conservative: Arthur Dyke Acland: 25 August 1892 21 June 1895 Liberal: William Ewart Gladstone: Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery: John Eldon Gorst: 4 July 1895 8 August 1902 Conservative: Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury ...
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury 3 February 1830 23 June 1885 () 55 years, 140 days 11 July 1902 () 72 years, 158 days 1 year, 42 days 22 August 1903 73 years, 200 days (26,862 days) 32 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery 7 May 1847 5 March 1894 ()