George Ward Hunt
George Ward Hunt

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George Ward Hunt 
Only surviving son of Rev George Hunt, Buckhurst, Berkshire.
Date (from)(Date to)Event
30 July 1825 Born.
1851 Graduated MA. at Christ Church, Oxford.
21 November 1851 Called to bar at the Inner Temple (on Oxford circuit until becoming M.P.).
July 1852 Stood unsuccesfully as Conservative M.P. for Northampton borough.
1857 Married Alice, 3rd daughter of Bishop (Eden) of Moray and Ross.
April 1857 Stood unsuccesfully as Conservative M.P. for Northampton borough.
16 December 1857July 1877M.P. (Conservative) for northern division of Northamptonshire (died in office).
18?? Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire.
April 1866 Chairman of Quarter Sessions for Northamptonshire.
14 July 18664 March 1868Financial Secretary to the Treasury in Earl of Derby's 3rd ministry.
29 February 1868December 1868Chancellor of the Exchequer in Disraeli's 1st ministry.
29 February 1868 Privy Councillor.
1870 Honorary DC.L. (Doctor of Civic Law).
6 March 187415 August 1877First Lord of the Admiralty in Disraeli's 2nd ministry.
18?? Member of the Council on Education.
29 July 1877 Died (of gout at Homburg).
According to the DNB: 'He had some knowledge of naval administration, but was better versed in subjects relating to county management and agriculture', and 'As chancellor of the exchequer he showed financial aptitude, but his administration of the admiralty was signalised by a melancholy series of disasters'.
Literature: (DNB; Stenton).

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