Francis Thornhill Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook a British Whig politician.
1823 – Baring was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and called to the bar, Lincoln’s Inn.
1826-1865 – Francis Thornhill Baring served as Member of Parliament for Portsmouth.
1830-1834 – He was the Lord of the Treasury.
1834 – Francis Thornhill Baring was the Secretary to the Treasury.
1835-1839 – He served again as Secretary to the Treasury.
1839-1841 – Francis Thornhill Baring entered the cabinet as Chancellor of the Exchequer, serving until the fall of the Melbourne government.
1849-1852 – He returned to the cabinet, replacing Lord Auckland as First Lord of the Admiralty in Russell’s cabinet.
1866 – Francis Thornhill Baring was created Baron Northbrook.
Baring was a member of the famous Baring banking family.