Jacob Meyer, 1st Earl Meyer

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The Right Honourable

The Earl Meyer
14th Prime Minister of Guelphia
In office
28 July 1975 – 27 April 1981
Monarch Alexander III
Deputy Phillip Corbett
Preceded by Jason Olsen
Succeeded by Antonia Davidson
Lord Chancellor of Guelphia
In office
11 March 1996 – 13 March 2000
Monarch James II
Prime Minister John Tudor
Preceded by The Baroness Petersen
Succeeded by The Baroness Foxe
Personal details
Born 16 November 1922
Kingsbury, CENT
Died 19 May 2011(2011-05-19) (aged 88)
Kingsbury, CENT
Political party      National Party
Religion Jewish

The Right Honourable Jacob Levi Meyer, 1st Earl Meyer GK EC (16 November 1922 - 19 May 2011), was a National Party politician who was Prime Minister from 28 July 1975 to 27 April 1981. He was the first practising Jew to serve on the Cabinet of Guelphia in any capacity and the first to serve as leader of a major Guelphian political party.

As well as being the 15th Prime Minister of Guelphia, Meyer holds the distinction of being the only former Prime Minister to also serve as Lord Chancellor, serving between 1996 and 2000.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Titles and styles

  • Jacob Meyer Esq. (1922–1963)
  • Jacob Meyer, MHA (1963-1969)
  • The Right Honourable Jacob Meyer, MHA EC (1969-1984)
  • The Right Honourable Jacob Meyer, EC (1984-1985)
  • The Right Honourable Jacob Meyer, GK EC (1985-1996)
  • The Right Honourable The Earl Meyer, GK EC (1996-2011)



Further information: Armorial of Guelphia

When he was became an Executive Councillor in 1969, Meyer received his own grant of arms.

Marriage and issue

Name Birth Spouse Children
The Hon. Thomas Tudor 28 April 1967

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Collier
Leader of the Opposition
1969 – 1975
Succeeded by
Antonia Davidson
Preceded by
Jason Olsen
Prime Minister of Guelphia
1975 – 1981
Preceded by
The Baroness Petersen
Lord High Chancellor
1996 – 2000
Succeeded by
The Baroness Foxe
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Collier
Leader of the National Party
1969 – 1981
Succeeded by
Phillip Corbett
Peerage of Guelphia
New creation Earl Meyer
1996 – 2011
Succeeded by
Adi Meyer