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Charles Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond

His Grace
The Duke of Richmond
KGPC
President of the Board of Trade
In office
8 March 1867 – 1 December 1868
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by Sir Stafford Northcote, Bt
Succeeded by John Bright
In office
24 June 1885 – 19 August 1885
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by Joseph Chamberlain
Succeeded by Hon. Edward Stanhope
Lord President of the Council
In office
21 February 1874 – 28 April 1880
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by The Lord Aberdare
Succeeded by The Earl Spencer
Personal details
Born 27 February 1818 (1818-02-27)
Richmond House, London
Died 27 September 1903(1903-09-27) (aged 85)
Gordon Castle, Morayshire
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox, and 1st Duke of Gordon KGPC (27 February 1818 – 27 September 1903), styled Lord Settrington until 1819 and Earl of March between 1819 and 1860, was a British Conservative politician.

Contents

  • Background and education 1
  • Political career 2
  • Family 3
  • Bibliography 4
    • References 4.1
  • External links 5

Background and education

Born at Richmond House, London, he was the son of Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox and Lady Caroline, daughter of Field Marshal Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey. He was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, where he had a short career as a cricketer. He served in the Royal Horse Guards and was aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington.

Political career

March entered politics as member for Sussex West in 1841. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1859. In 1860, he succeeded his father as Duke of Richmond and entered the House of Lords. He chaired the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment, which reported in 1866, and the Royal Commission on Water Supply in 1869, which concluded that there was a need for some sort of overall planning of water supplies for domestic use.[1] He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1867, and filled various positions in government. He was also Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen from 1861 until his death at Gordon Castle in 1903.

Family

49 Belgrave Square, his London house

Richmond married Frances Harriett Greville, daughter of Algernon Greville, on 28 November 1843. They had six children:

Bibliography

  • Porter, Elizabeth (1978). Water Management in England and Wales. Cambridge University Press.  
  • Torrance, David (2006). The Scottish Secretaries. Birlinn.  

References

  1. ^ Porter 1978, p. 24.

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Duke of Richmond
  • Gordon Chapel
  • CricketArchive: Earl of March
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord John Lennox
Earl of Surrey
Member of Parliament for Sussex West
1841–1860
With: Charles Wyndham 1841–1847
Richard Prime 1847–1854
Hon. Henry Wyndham 1854–1860
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry Wyndham
Sir Walter Bartelott, Bt
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Stafford Northcote, Bt
President of the Board of Trade
1867–1868
Succeeded by
John Bright
Preceded by
The Lord Aberdare
Lord President of the Council
1874–1880
Succeeded by
The Earl Spencer
Preceded by
Joseph Chamberlain
President of the Board of Trade
1885
Succeeded by
Hon. Edward Stanhope
Preceded by
New Office
Secretary for Scotland
1885–1886
Succeeded by
George Trevelyan
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl Fife
Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire
1879–1903
Succeeded by
The Duke of Richmond
Party political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Cairns
Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords
1870–1876
Succeeded by
The Earl of Beaconsfield
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Richmond
3rd creation
1860–1903
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Lennox
2nd creation
1860–1903
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Duke of Gordon
2nd creation
1876–1903
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
French nobility
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Aubigny
1860–1903
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
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