Name: George TIERNEY
Given Name: George
Birth: 20 Mar 1761 1
Death: 25 Jan 1830
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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
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5 Apr 2006
- Anna Maria TIERNEY
- Madeline TIERNEY
- George TIERNEY
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