John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, served as Prime Minister of Great Britain during 1762–1763. He was the first Tory Prime Minister since the Harley ministry during 1710–1714 though his ministry was largely made up of Whigs.
Bute resigned following fierce criticism of his signing of the Treaty of Paris with its perceived lenient terms for France and Spain despite Britain's successes in the Seven Years' War. The Bute ministry consisted largely of the same members as its successor, the Grenville ministry. George III favoured Bute, but could not keep him in government (Whiteley 1996, p. 44).
|Portfolio||Minister||Took office||Left office|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer||1762||1763|
|Secretary of State for the Southern Department||1762||1763|
|Secretary of State for the Northern Department||1762||1762|
|Lord President of the Council||1762||1763|
|Lord Privy Seal||1762||1763|
|First Lord of the Admiralty||1762||1762|
|Master-General of the Ordnance||1762||1763|
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- Hibbert, Christopher (1999). George III: A Personal History. Penguin Books.
- Whiteley, Peter (1996). Lord North: The Prime Minister Who Lost America. The Hambledon Press.