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Ulick Gamp
Biographical information
Born

Before 1690

Died

Before 1996

Blood status

Pure-blood or Half-blood[1]

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Skin colour

White

Affiliation
Occupation
Loyalty

Minister Ulick Gamp[2], the first Minister for Magic, ran in office from 1707 to 1718[2] Previously head of the Wizengamot, Gamp had the onerous job of policing a fractious and frightened community adjusting to the imposition of the International Statute of Secrecy. His greatest legacy was to found the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. During Gamp's term, the Ministry outlawed the use of the Cruciatus, Imperius and Killing Curses, making them "unforgivable".[3]

He was depicted in a portrait hung at the Prime Minister's office at 10 Downing Street and, most likely, at the office of the Minister for Magic at the Ministry of Magic. It is highly probable that a Permanent Sticking Charm was placed on it, as the Muggle Prime Minister could never get the portrait off his wall, even with a builder to help. It served as a messenger between the Minister for Magic and the Muggle Prime Minister.[4]

Physical appearance

Gamp was described as "little", "froglike" and wore purple robes and a silver curly wig.[4]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. According to Pottermore, Nobby Leach (Minister for Magic between 1962 and 1968) was the first Muggle-born wizard ever to be appointed to the office.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Albus Dumbledore on Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 1 (The Other Minister)


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