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Baring, Alexander (1st Baron Ashburton)

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Born: 1774 AD
Died: 1848 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician

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1774 - Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton was born on the 27th of October.

 

1808 - He was sent to the United States and married Anne, daughter of William Bingham, of Philadelphia.

 

He published, besides several speeches, An Enquiry into the Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council.

 

1810 - He became head of the firm.

 

1806-1826 - Alexander Baring sat in parliament for Taunton.

 

1826-1931 - Baring served in Callington.

 

1931-1832 - Alexander Baring is in the Thetford.

 

1832-1835 - Served in North Essex.

 

1932 - Alexander Baring accepted the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer in the duke of Wellington's projected

ministry.

 

1834 - He was president of the board of trade and master of the mint in Sir Robert Peel's government.

 

1842 - Alexander Baring was dispatched to America, and the same year concluded the Ashburton or Webster-Ashburton treaty.

 

He was a trustee of the British Museum and of the National Gallery, a privy councilors and D.C.L. of Oxford.

 

1847 - He published The Financial and Commercial Crisis Considered.

 

1848 - Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton died on the 13th of May.

 

 

 


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