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The Right Honourable
 The Earl of Carlisle 
KG, PC, FRS

The Earl of Carlisle as a child.

In office
16 July 1827 – 21 January 1828
Monarch George IV
Prime Minister George Canning
The Viscount Goderich
Preceded by The Duke of Portland
Succeeded by The Lord Ellenborough
In office
5 June 1834 – 14 November 1834
Monarch William IV
Prime Minister The Viscount Melbourne
Preceded by The Earl of Ripon
Succeeded by The Earl of Mulgrave

Born 17 September 1773 (1773-09-17)
London, England
Died 7 October 1848 (1848-10-08)
Castle Howard, Yorkshire
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Whig
Spouse(s) Lady Georgiana Cavendish (1783–1858)
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle KG, PC, FRS (17 September 1773 – 7 October 1848), styled Viscount Morpeth until 1825, was a British statesman.[1] He served as Lord Privy Seal between 1827 and 1828 and in 1834 and was a member of Lord Grey's Whig government as Minister without Portfolio between 1830 and 1834.

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Background and education

Carlisle was the eldest son of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, and his wife Lady Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower,[1] daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford and his wife Lady Louisa, daughter of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.[2]

Political career

Carlisle was returned to parliament for Morpeth in 1795, a seat he held until 1806,[2][3] and then represented Cumberland until 1820.[2][4] In 1806 he was sworn of the Privy Council.[5] In 1825 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He served in the moderate Tory governments of George Canning and Lord Goderich as First Commissioner of Woods and Forests between May and July 1827[6] and as Lord Privy Seal (with a seat in the cabinet) between July 1827 and January 1828.[7] However, he split with the Tories over electoral reform[1] and later served as a member of the cabinet in the Whig administrations of Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne as Minister without Portfolio between 1830 and 1834 and once again as Lord Privy Seal between July and November 1834.[2][8]

Apart from his political career Lord Carlisle was Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire between 1824 and 1840.[2][9] He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1837.[10]

Family

Lord Carlisle married Lady Georgiana Cavendish (1783–1858), daughter of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire and Lady Georgiana Spencer, in 1801.[1] They were parents of twelve children:[1][2]

Lord Carlisle died at Castle Howard, Yorkshire, in October 1848, aged 75, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, George. The Countess of Carlisle died at Castle Howard in August 1858, aged 75.[2]

References

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir James Erskine, Bt
Francis Gregg
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1795–1801
with Sir James Erskine, Bt 1795–1796
William Huskisson 1796–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1801–1806
with William Huskisson 1801–1802
William Ord 1802–1806
Succeeded by
William Ord
William Howard
Preceded by
Henry Fletcher
Sir John Lowther, Bt
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
1806–1820
with Sir John Lowther, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Lowther, Bt
John Christian Curwen
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Arbuthnot
First Commissioner of Woods and Forests
1827
Succeeded by
William Sturges Bourne
Preceded by
The Duke of Portland
Lord Privy Seal
1827–1828
Succeeded by
The Lord Ellenborough
Preceded by
Minister without Portfolio
1830–1834
Succeeded by
Preceded by
The Earl of Ripon
Lord Privy Seal
1834
Succeeded by
The Earl of Mulgrave
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Mulgrave
Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire
1824–1840
Succeeded by
The Lord Wenlock
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Frederick Howard
Earl of Carlisle
1825–1848
Succeeded by
George Howard
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