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  • ID: I791
  • Name: George TIERNEY
  • Given Name: George
  • Surname: Tierney
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 Mar 1761 1
  • Death: 25 Jan 1830
  • Reference Number: 863 1
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    1761-1830. English Whig politician.
    Born at Gibraltar on the 20th of March 1761; son of a wealthy Irish merchant of London, who was living there as prize agent
    Educated at Eton and Peterhouse, Cambridge (LL.B. 1784)
    Called to the bar but abandoned law for politics
    1788: Elected MP for Colchester; defeated in 1790.
    1796-1806: MP for Southwark
    1798: Tierney was a prominent opponent of Pitt's policy and in May 1798 Pitt accused him of want of patriotism. A duel ensued at Putney Heath on Sunday, 27 May; neither combatant was injured.
    1803: After peace had been ratified with France and Pitt was out of office, he joined the ministry of Addington as treasurer of the navy and was created a privy councillor, offending most of the influential Whigs
    1806-07: MP for Athlone
    1806: On the death of Fox he joined the Grenville ministry as president of the board of control, bringing himself once more into line with the Whigs.
    1807-12: MP for Bandon
    1812-18: MP for Appleby
    1817: After the death of George Ponsonby, Tierney became the recognised leader of the opposition in the House of Commons.
    1818-30: MP for Knaresborough
    1827: Master of the mint in Canning's ministry

    He died suddenly on the 25th of January 1830.




    Father: Thomas TIERNEY

    Marriage 1 Anna Maria
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 5 Apr 2006
    Children
    1. Has No Children Anna Maria TIERNEY
    2. Has No Children Madeline TIERNEY
    3. Has No Children George TIERNEY

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