Derby, Edward (George Geoffrey Smith) Stanley, 14th earl of

Derby, Edward (George Geoffrey Smith) Stanley, 14th earl of
born March 29, 1799, Knowsley Park, Lancashire, Eng.
died Oct. 23, 1869, London

English statesman.

Having entered Parliament as a Whig in 1820, he later joined the Conservatives and became leader of the Conservative Party (1846–68) and prime minister (1852, 1858, and 1866–68). Legislation adopted during his tenure included the removal of Jewish discrimination in Parliament membership, the transfer of India's administration from the East India Company to the crown, and the Reform Bill of 1867. He is remembered as one of England's greatest parliamentary orators.

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