Nobby Leach

Minister Nobby Leach was the British Minister for Magic between 1962 and 1968. He was the first Muggle-born Minister for Magic to ever hold office.


Early life

Leach was born into a Muggle family in Great Britain, sometime in or prior to 1945. He was somehow trained in the magical arts and eventually managed to become the Minister for Magic for Britain and Ireland, being elected at least once.

As Minister for Magic

In 1962, Leach was the first Muggle-born to be appointed to the post of Minister for Magic. Several of the oldest members of the Wizengamot resigned government posts in protest of his appointment.[2] Though Leach was believed to have played a part in England's 1966 World Cup Win, he denied these claims, stating that he had no part whatsoever.[2] He left his post in 1968 due to a shady plot, of which Abraxas Malfoy was believed part[1], that resulted in his contracting a mysterious illness.[2]


  • Nobby is a diminutive form of the name Norbert, meaning both "north" and "bright".
  • Leach could refer to a sub-class of worm and an ingredient in Polyjuice Potion, the leech. Surname from a mediæval doctor (reference to use of leeches in bloodletting).


Notes and references

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