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1916-1938Appointed by Lloyd-George to manage the War Cabinet
1938-1946Made Head of the Home Civil Service in 1946
1947-1962Was one of 12 pall bearers at Winston Churchill's funeral
1963–1973Purposefully spilt milk on himself in a meeting to make President Nixon feel less embarrassed for spilling ink
1973–1979First Roman Catholic to hold the post
1979–1988Brought the phase 'economical with the truth' into common usage during the Spycatcher trial
1988–1998He and politician Rab Butler would often receive each others' post
1998–2002Given task of modernising the civil service to be more businesslike
2002–2005Criticized by Clare Short for allowing the Cabinet to be sidelined prior to the Iraq War
2005- PresentKeen sportsman, following Manchester United and playing in the Mandarins Cricket Club

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