Palmerston, Henry John Temple, third Viscount


Palmerston, Henry John Temple, third Viscount
(1784-1865)
   Born in Hampshire, England. Educated at Harrow, Edinburgh, and Cambridge. First entered Parliament, 1807; lord of the admiralty, 1808; secretary of war, 1809-1828; foreign secretary, 1830-1840 and 1846-1851; home secretary, 1852; prime minister, 1855; defeated, but returned to power, 1857; again defeated, 1858, and once more prime minister, 1859; warden of the Cinque Ports, 1861.
   Index: E Sends Elgin on mission to China, 212. Sy Resigns from Duke of Wellington's Cabinet, 16. T On Intercolonial Railway question, 55; on Confederation negotiations, 63-64.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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