Francis Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook


Francis Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook

Francis Thornhill Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook (1796–1866) was a British Whig politician who served in the governments of Lord Melbourne and Lord John Russell. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Called to the bar, Lincoln's Inn, 1823. Member of Parliament for Portsmouth, 1826–1865. A Lord of the Treasury, 1830–1834, and a Secretary to the Treasury, June – November 1834 and 1835–1839. He entered the cabinet in 1839 as Chancellor of the Exchequer, serving until the fall of the Melbourne government in August 1841. He returned to the cabinet in January 1849, replacing Lord Auckland as First Lord of the Admiralty in Russell's cabinet and serving until its fall in 1852. He was created Baron Northbrook in 1866. He was a member of the famous Baring banking family.


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