George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle

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George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle (April 18, 1802 - December 5, 1864), was a British politician and statesman.

He was born in London, the eldest son of the 6th earl by his wife Lady Georgiana Cavendish, eldest daughter of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, where (as Lord Morpeth) he earned a reputation as a scholar and writer of graceful verse, obtaining in 1821 both the chancellor's and the Newdigate prizes for a Latin and an English poem.

In 1826 he accompanied his uncle, the Duke of Devonshire, to Russia, to attend the coronation of Tsar Nicholas I, and became a great favorite in society at St Petersburg. At the general election of the same year he was returned to parliament as member for the family borough of Morpeth.

He participated in various positions in the Whig governments of the era.



Preceded by:
Sir Henry Hardinge
Chief Secretary for Ireland
1835–1841
Succeeded by:
Lord Eliot
Preceded by:
The Earl Canning
First Commissioner of Woods and Forests
1846–1850
Succeeded by:
Lord Seymour
Preceded by:
The Lord Campbell
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1850–1852
Succeeded by:
Robert Adam Christopher
Preceded by:
The Earl of St Germans
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1855–1858
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Eglinton
Preceded by:
The Earl of Eglinton
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1859–1864
Succeeded by:
The Lord Wodehouse

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Preceded by:
George Howard
Earl of Carlisle
Succeeded by:
William Howard

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