William Vernon-Harcourt

Mr William George Granville Venables Vernon-Harcourt

Rush ID: 2338

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1827
Died:
1 October 1904
Birth place:
Oxfordshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Anglican
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Reverend William Vernon-Harcourt, Canon of York, and Matilda Mary Gooch
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1873
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
2

References

Rush ID:
2338
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q775821
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. HARCOURT, William (1827-1904) **
  2. VERNON-HARCOURT, William (1827-1904)

Alternative names

  1. William (William George Granville Venables Vernon) Harcourt (a.k.a.)

    alternative style used in some references

Constituencies

  1. Monmouthshire Western

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1895
    Date of election: 13 July 1895
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1904*
    Date of exit: 1 October 1904
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Derby

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1880*
    Date of election: 25 May 1880
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1895
    Date of exit: 13 July 1895
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Oxford

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 17 November 1868
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1880*
    Date of exit: 8 May 1880
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: Resigned on appointment as Home Secretary, but defeated in resulting by-election.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: Thu 28th Apr 1859
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Solicitor-General 1873-1874

  2. Leader of the Opposition 1894-1898

  3. Leader of the House of Commons 1894-1895

  4. Home Secretary 1880-1885

  5. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1886

    January-July 1886

  6. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1892-1895

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Graduated

Marriages

  1. Lister, Thérèse

    Year: 1859

  2. Ives, Mrs Elizabeth

    Year: 1876

Relationships

  1. Father of Lewis Harcourt

  2. Brother of Edward Harcourt

  3. Father of Robert Harcourt

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Devonshire Club

  2. National Liberal Club

  3. Reform Club

  4. Oxford and Cambridge Club