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Lansdowne Henry Charles

Lansdowne, Henry Charles Petty Fitz-Maurice, fifth Marquis, eldest son of the fourth Marquis, was born in 1845, and educated at Eton and Balliol. He was a Lord of the Treasury in Mr. Gladstone's first Ministry till 1872, when he became Under-Secretary for War. In 1880 he was appointed Under-Secretary for India, but lesigned almost immediately because of his objection to the Liberal Irish policy. From 1883 to 1888 he was Governor-General of Canada, and was offered a seat in Lord Salisbury's second Cabinet. From 1888 to 1893 hewas Governor-General of India.