Arbuthnot, George
b. 1802-11-20
d. 1865-07-28
George Arbuthnot was a junior clerk in the British Treasury Department from 18 July 1820 to 12 October 1832, when he was promoted to assistant clerk. While assistant clerk, he served as private secretary to the senior parliamentary secretary from 4 March 1823 to February 1838, to the assistant secretary from 16 February 1838 to February 1843, to the first lord from 3 February 1843 to July 1846, and to the chancellor of the exchequer from 7 July 1846 to November 1850. He was promoted to senior clerk on 22 March 1850 and on 12 November appointed auditor of the civil list. This post he held until his death at his home in Surbiton, a suburb of London, on 28 July 1865.1
  • 1. Maurice Wright, , Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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