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Sidmouth, HENRY ADDINGTON, 1ST VISCOUNT (1757-1844), was the son or Dr. Anthony Addington, Lord Chatham's family physician. He entered Parliament as a supporter of Pitt in 1781, and held the office of Speaker from 1789 to 1801, when he succeeded Pitt as Prime Minister. The single event of importance in his feeble administration (1801-4) was the negotiation of the Peace of Amiens (1802). His repressive measures as Home Secretary under Lord Liverpool (1812-22) showed little political sagacity, but his Tory convictions appear to have been genuine.