1833 - 1908
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Cavendish, Liberal M.P. (1857-91); war secretary in Lord Russell's government (1866); postmaster general under Gladstone (1868-70); chief secretary for Ireland (1870-74); led Liberal party inHouse of Commons (1875-80); declined offer of premiership (1880); secretary of state for India under Gladstone (1880-82), war secretary (1882-85); partly responsible for sending Gordon back to Sudan, failed to secure government's support of mission; consistently opposed Gladstone's Irish home rule policy, favoring coercion; with Joseph Chamberlain, founded new party of Liberal Unionists; declined premiership (1886, 1887); joined Salisbury's coalition government as president of council (1895-1902), continued under Balfour (1902-03); opposed to fiscal policy and, as a free trader, opposed to tariff reform; resigned (1903).
|Born: London, , , England 23rd Jul 1833 ||Baptised: |
|Died: 1908||Buried: |
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