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Carlisle George

Carlisle, George William Frederick Howard, seventh Earl of, was born in 1802 in London. After a visit in 1826 to Russia, where he attended the Czar Nicholas's coronation, he entered Parliament as representative for the family borough of Morpeth, and became one of Earl Grey's supporters in the cause of Reform. In 1835, when member for the West Riding of Yorkshire, he was made by Lord Melbourne Chief Secretary for Ireland, and showed great tact in dealing with O'Connell. He also held, under Lord John Russell, 1846-52, the offices of Chief Commissioner of Woods and Forests and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1848 he succeeded to the peerage, and from 1855 to 1858 held the position of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland under Palmerston. In 1864 he died at Castle Howard, and (as he was never married) his brother succeeded him in the peerage.