UK Prime Minister, Second-Shortest Tenure — George Canning
George Canning holds the dubious distinction of being the second-shortest-serving Prime Minister in the United Kingdom’s history. He held the office for 119 days in 1827 from April 12 to August 8 before passing away at the age of 57.
Liz Truss in 2022 became the shortest-serving UK Prime Minister when she resigned on October 20 after just 44 miserable and bumbling days in office.
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