George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon

[George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon] Born in London, England on 24 October 1827; died on 9 July 1909. He succeeded his father as Earl of Ripon in 1859, and the same year became Secretary of War. During the next half century he was a member of every Liberal cabinet. Chairman of the commission which settled the Alabama Claims, he was rewarded by being made Marquess of Ripon. In 1874 he became a Catholic. He was Governor-General and Viceroy of India in 1880.

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