QUICK FACTS
  1. Numerous public officials were involved in the Jack the Ripper case.
  2. The highest ranking Government official was the Home Secretary, Henry Matthews..
  3. Then there were members of parliament, civil service mandarins, doctors and, of course, coroners who oversaw the inquests into the deaths of the victims.

THE PUBLIC OFFICIALS

The Houses of Parliament.

THE OFFICIALS

The Jack the Ripper murders impacted on society as a whole and, as such, many public officials were also involved in the case, even if in a minor capacity.

Since the Metropolitan Police were beholden to the Home Office, the government official to who the Metropolitan Police Commissioners, Sir Charles Warren and James Monro, were answerable was the Home Secretary, Sir Henry Matthews.

However, many other officials were also involved in the case, including, civil servants, members of parliament, and the coroners who presided over the inquests into the deaths of Jack the Ripper's victims.

PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OTHERS CONNECTED TO THE CASE


Sir Henry Matthews.

Sir Henry Matthews

SIR HENRY MATTHEWS
HOME SECRETARY

Sir Henry Matthews was the Home Secretrary who frequently clashed with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren.

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Wynne Edwin Baxter.

Wynne Baxter

WYNNE EDWIN BAXTER
LOCAL CORONER

Wynne Edwin Baxter was the Coroner who oversaw the inquests into the deaths of several of jack the Ripper's victims, as well as into the deaths of several other Whitechapel murders victims.