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Frederick Leveson-Gower

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Frederick E. Leveson-Gower (1819-1907)

1907 Obituary [1]

The Hon. FREDERICK LEVESON-GOWER died in London on May 30, 1907, at the age of eighty-eight. He was born in 1819, and was the second son of the first Earl Granville and, on his mother's side, grandson to the fifth Duke of Devonshire.

In 1846 he was called to the Bar, and in 1847, aided by the influence of the Duke of Devonshire, he was returned as Liberal member for Derby. In 1852 he was returned for Stoke-on-Trent, and held the seat for five years; and from 1859 to 1885 he sat for Bodmin.

For several years he was chairman of Railway Committees. He was chairman of the Shelton Iron, Steel, and Coal Company, Limited, and a director of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth, & Company, Limited.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1870.

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