Sir George Grey succeeds George Cornewall Lewis as Home Secretary in Palmerston's Liberal government

This was his third term at the Home Office having formerly served there from 1846-52 and 1855-58. When Palmerston died in 1865 and was succeeded by Lord John Russell, Grey retained his place in the cabinet. His terms at the Home Office were turbulent, dealing with Chartist unrest and Irish famine and revolt but his reforms of sanitary conditions in public baths and wash-houses considerably improved public health in the mid-late 19th century.