Lansdowne, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, fifth Marquis of


Lansdowne, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, fifth Marquis of
   Born in 1845. Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford; succeeded to marquisate, 1866. After holding minor offices in the government, became under-secretary for war in 1872, and in 1880 under-secretary for India. In 1883 appointed governor-general of Canada; and at the end of his term, 1888, went to India as viceroy. On his return, became secretary for war in 1895, and in 1900 foreign secretary. Since the death of the Duke of Devonshire, has been the leader of the Conservatives in the House of Lords.
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