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Horner, Francis (1778-1817), political economist, was born and educated in Edinburgh. He came to London in 1802, and in 1806 entered Parliament as a Whig. It was mainly through his efforts as chairman of the Bullion Committee of 1810 that payment in cash was resumed and the evils of an inconvertible paper currency checked.