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Cranbrook, Gathorne-Hardy, Viscount, an English statesman, born 1814 at Bradford. He was educated at Shrewsbury and Oriel College, graduated in 1837. He was called to the bar 1840, and entered Parliament for Leominster in 1856. In 1865 he won the seat for Oxford University against Mr. Gladstone. He first became a member of the Ministry in 1858, and at various times filled several offices, the chief being Home Secretary (1867-8), Secretary for War (1874-8), Secretary for India (1878-80), and Lord President of the Council (from 1885, 1886). He was made a peer in 1878.