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Glenelg, Charles Grant, Baron (1778-1866), an English statesman, was born in India.

Having entered Parliament as a Canningite Tory, he became Chief Secretary for Ireland (1819-22), Vice-President of the Board of Trade (1823-27), and President (1828). He afterwards joined the Whigs, and held the offices of President of the Board of Control (1830-34), and Colonial Secretary (1834-39). He was made a peer in 1835, and retired from political life after his resignation, which followed his approval of the Canadian ordinance of Lord Durham (q.v.).