Past Prime Ministers

Cavendish William, Duke of Devonshire 17567 Whig
Name: Cavendish William, Duke of Devonshire 17567 Whig

Born: 1720

First entered Parliament: 19 May 1741

Age he became PM: 36 years

Maiden Speech: On 16 November 1742 he moved the Address on the King's Speech

Total time as PM: 225 days

Died: 2 October 1764 at Spa, Germany

Education: It is assumed that Cavendish had private tuition

Family: Devonshire was the eldest son and second of seven children. He was married to Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, Baroness Clifford and had three sons and one daughter

Interests: Horse racing (he was one of the founders of the Jockey Club)

 
 
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