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GEORGE HOWARD

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 340 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GEORGE HOWARD, 6th earl (1773—1848), eldest son of the 5th earl, entered parliament as Lord Morpeth in 1795 as a Whig. He was appointed to the Indian board in 18o6, when the "Ministry of all the Talents " took office, but resigned in 1807, though he remained prominent in the House of Commons. After his elevation to the House of Lords (1825), he held various cabinet offices under Canning and Grey. He made some minor contributions to literature and left the reputation of an amiable scholar.
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