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British Politician

EnglishBorn William Henry CAVENDISH-BENTINCK

British Whig and Tory statesman, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and twice Prime Minister of Great Britain

Born on April 14, 1738 in Nottinghamshire, England , United Kingdom

Died on October 30, 1809 in Bulstrode Park, Buckinghamshire, England

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ord Titchfield was the eldest son of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland and Margaret Cavendish-Harley and inherited many lands from his mother and his maternal grandmother. He was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, and was elected to sit in the Parliament for Weobley in 1761 before entering the Lords when he succeeded his father as Duke of Portland the next year. Associated with the aristocratic Whig party of Lord Rockingham, Portland served as Lord Chamberlain of the Household in Rockingham's first Government (1765–1766) and then as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in Rockingham's second ministry (April–August 1782); he resigned from Lord Shelburne's ministry along with other supporters of Charles James Fox following Rockingham's death.

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