Charles Grant, Lord Glenelg

GRANT, Charles, Lord Glenelg. b. India, 26 October 1778; d. Cannes, France, 23 April 1866. He was the eldest son of the Director of the East India Company, and the older brother of (Sir) Robert Grant*. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and became a Fellow of the College in 1802. In 1807 he was called to the Bar, but became Member of Parliament for Inverness (where his father had been an MP) in the same year. He served in various government positions from 1813 onwards; he was created Lord Glenelg in 1835, and in that year he was appointed Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica ‘his term of office was a stormy one’, and he...

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