See also:English politician, who came of a
See also:family, was
See also:born in
See also:Trinidad, where his
See also:father, an officer in the army, was serving . He went to Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge, and in 1837 was elected to parliament as Conservative member for
See also:Ipswich, but resigned two years later, having adopted Liberal views, and became anardent supporter of the
See also:movement . As one of
See also:Cobden's chief
See also:allies, he was elected for Manchester in 1841, and from 1846 to 1848 he was
See also:president of the
See also:board of trade in
See also:ministry . Though defeated in Manchester in 1857, he found another seat for
See also:Ashton-under-Lyne; and he sat in the cabinets from 1859 to 1866 as president of the board of trade . He was the leading spirit in the movement for the repeal of " taxes on knowledge," and his successful efforts on behalf of journalism and advertising were recognized by a public testimonial in 1862 . He retired from
See also:life in 1868, but he and his wife, whose
See also:salon was a
See also:great Liberal centre, were for many years very influential in society . Milner
See also:Gibson was a sportsman and a typical man of the
See also:world, who enjoyed life and behaved liberally to those connected with him .
JOHN GIBSON (1790-1866)
WILLIAM HAMILTON GIBSON (1850-1896)
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