George Murray

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Sir George Murray (February 6 1772July 28 1846) was a British soldier and politician, the second son of Sir William Murray, 5th Baronet. He was briefly in Canada from December 1814 to May 1815 where he was appointed provisional Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada and reviewed the defenses of Canada.

The Murray River in Australia and Murray House in Hong Kong are named in honour of him. He was Member of Parliament for Perthshire in Scotland, and the city of Perth, Western Australia is also (indirectly) named in his honour.

Succession


Preceded by:
The Viscount Combermere
Commander-in-Chief, Ireland
1825–1828
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Strafford
Preceded by:
William Huskisson
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
1828–1830
Succeeded by:
The Viscount Goderich
Preceded by:
Sir James Kempt
Master-General of the Ordnance
1834—1835
Succeeded by:
Sir Richard Hussey Vivian, Bt
Preceded by:
Sir Richard Hussey Vivian, Bt
Master-General of the Ordnance
1841—1846
Succeeded by:
The Marquess of Anglesey

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See also

For the Duke of Atholl, see George Iaian Murray

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