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CodeNA9795
Dates1826-1902
Person NameWodehouse; John (1826-1902); Politician
SurnameWodehouse
ForenamesJohn
EpithetPolitician
ActivityJohn Wodehouse was born in 1826, the son of Henry Wodehouse and Anne Gordon of Norfolk, and eldest grandson of John, 2nd. Baron Wodehouse. A foreign diplomat and politician, he graduated BA from Oxford and served as Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace in Norfolk. He succeeded his grandfather in 1846 and was raised to Earl of Kimberley in 1866. In 1847 he married Lady Florence Fitzgibbon, daughter of the 3rd. Earl of Clare. Chancellor for many years of the University of London, he was also High Steward of Norwich Cathedral. He was succeeded at his death in 1902 by his son.
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