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William Edward Baxter 

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.


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]


Baxter published various works on foreign travel.

Personal life

Baxter died in August 1890.


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
Succeeded by
George Shaw-Lefevre
(Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty)
Preceded by
James Stansfeld
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Succeeded by
John George Dodson


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