William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath
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William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, PC (22 March 1684 – 7 July 1764) was a British Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1707 to 1742, when he was created the first Earl of Bath by King George II.
The Earl of Bath
|Prime Minister of Great Britain|
10 February 1746 – 12 February 1746
|Preceded by||Henry Pelham|
|Succeeded by||Henry Pelham|
|Secretary at War|
|Preceded by||Francis Gwyn|
|Succeeded by||James Craggs the Younger|
22 March 1684
|Died||7 July 1764 80)(aged|
|Resting place||Westminster Abbey|
Anna Maria Gumley
(m. 1714; died 1758)
|Children||William Pulteney, Viscount Pulteney|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
Bath is sometimes stated to have been First Lord of the Treasury and British prime minister, for the shortest term ever (two days) in 1746, although most modern sources do not consider him to have held the office.