George Lewis

Sir George Cornewall Lewis

Rush ID: 6982

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1806
Died:
13 April 1863
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Unknown
Notes:
also Poor Law Commissioner 1839-1847
Knighthood/Dame:
True
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
6982
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q1230681
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. LEWIS, Sir George (1806-1863)

Constituencies

  1. Radnor District of Boroughs

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1855*
    Date of election: 8 February 1855
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1863*
    Date of exit: 13 April 1863
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  2. Herefordshire

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: 29 July 1847
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1852
    Date of exit: 7 July 1852
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Peterborough

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  2. Herefordshire

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: Wed 7th Jul 1852
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Secretary to the Board of Control 1847-1848

  2. Under-Secretary 1848-1850

  3. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1855-1858

  4. Home Secretary 1859-1861

Higher education

  1. Christ Church

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. (Name unknown), unknown

    Year: 1844

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum

  2. Travellers' Club