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Authorised form of nameHarcourt; Sir; William George Granville Venables Vernon (1827 - 1904)
SurnameHarcourt
ForenamesWilliam George Granville Venables Vernon
Dates1827 - 1904
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
The Old Residence, York, Yorkshire, England (14 October 1827)
Death:
Nuneham, Oxfordshire (30 September 1904)
Burial:
The old church within the grounds of the family estates at Nuneham, Oxfordshire
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1851), MA (1869). Inner Temple (admitted 1851)
Career:
President of the Union, Cambridge (1849); called to the Bar (1854); QC (1866); Whewell Professor of International Law, Cambridge University (1869-1887); Solicitor General (1873); Home Secretary (1880-1885); Chancellor of the Exchequer (1886 and 1892-1895); MP for Oxford (1868-1880); MP for Derby (1880-1895); Leader of the House of Commons (1894); MP for Monmouthshire, West division (1895-1904); Leader, Liberal Party (resigned 1898); Honorary Fellow, Cambridge University (1902)
Honours:
Kt 1873
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/12/1881
RelationshipsYounger son of Rev William Vernon Harcourt (FRS 1824) and his wife Matilda Mary, daughter of Colonel William Gooch.
Married: 1) (1859) Maria Teresa, daughter of Thomas Henry Lister (she died 1863); 2) (1876) Elizabeth Cabot, daughter of John Lothrop Motley, American minister, and widow of Thomas Poynton Ives of Rhode Island, USA.
Succeeded to the family estates of Nuneham-Courtenay (1904)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 04 June 1870, 30 November 1893 (group), 01 December 1898, 11 May 1899
Royal Society codeNA1691
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1881/23Harcourt, Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
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