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George Lamb (11 July 1784 – 2 January 1834) was a British politician and writer.

The youngest son of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne and brother of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne and Emily Lamb, Lady Cowper, he was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge where he graduated MA in 1805.[1]

In 1809 he married Caroline Rosalie Adelaide St. Jules, the illegitimate daughter of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire by his mistress (and eventual second wife), Lady Elizabeth Foster. The Lambs had no children.

He became a barrister at Lincoln's Inn, and was Member of Parliament for Westminster from March 1819 to March 1820, and for Dungarvan from 1822 until his death. He served in Earl Grey's administration as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1830 until his death.

His comic opera Whistle for it was produced in 1807, and his adaptations of Timon of Athens in 1816. His most important work, a translation of the poems of Catullus, was published in 1821.

References

  1. ^ Lamb, George in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.

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George Lamb (11 July 1784 – 2 January 1834) was a British politician and writer.

The youngest son of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne and brother of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Frederick Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne and Emily Lamb, Lady Cowper, he was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge where he graduated MA in 1805.[1]

In 1809 he married Caroline Rosalie Adelaide St. Jules, the illegitimate daughter of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire by his mistress (and eventual second wife), Lady Elizabeth Foster. The Lambs had no children and it was speculated that the marriage was never consummated.

He became a barrister at Lincoln's Inn, and was Member of Parliament for Westminster from March 1819 to March 1820, and for Dungarvan from 1822 until his death. He served in Earl Grey's administration as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1830 until his death.

His comic opera Whistle for it was produced in 1807, and his adaptations of Timon of Athens in 1816. His most important work, a translation of the poems of Catullus, was published in 1821.

References

  1. ^ Lamb, George in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.

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