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William Edward Baxter 
PC


In office
17 March 1871 – 11 August 1873
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Gladstone
Preceded by James Stansfeld
Succeeded by John George Dodson

Born 1825 (1825)
Dundee, Angus
Died 10 August 1890 (1890-08-11)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Alma mater University of Edinburgh

William Edward Baxter PC (1825 – 10 August 1890) was a British politician and traveller.

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Background and education

Born in Dundee, Angus, Baxter was educated at the High School of Dundee and Edinburgh University. He became a partner in his father's firm of Edward Baxter & Co. (afterwards W. E. Baxter & Co.).

Political career

Baxter was Liberal Member of Parliament for Montrose Burghs from 1855 to 1885,[1] and served under William Gladstone as Secretary to the Admiralty from 1868 to 1871 and as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1871 to 1873. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1873.[2] He was also President of the first day of the 1883 Co-operative Congress.[3]

Writings

Baxter published various works on foreign travel.

Personal life

Baxter died in August 1890.

References

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Hume
Member of Parliament for Montrose Burghs
1855 – 1885
Succeeded by
John Shiress Will
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Henry Lennox
First Secretary to the Admiralty
1868–1871
Succeeded by
George Shaw-Lefevre
(Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty)
Preceded by
James Stansfeld
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1873–1873
Succeeded by
John George Dodson
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