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Trevelyan

secretary, lord, life and liberal

TREVELYAN, Six George Otto, English biographer, historian and politician : b. Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, 20 July 1838. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cam bridge, was for several years in the Indian Civil Service, sat in the House of Commons in 1865 68 as the representative of Tynemouth in the Liberal interest, and in 1868 was returned by the Hawick or Border Burghs. He was ap pointed a civil lord of the admiralty in Glad stone's administration of 1868, but resigned in 1870 because he disagreed with his colleagues on the Elementary Education Bill. He was prominently identified with the movement for the abolition of the purchase of army commis sions, and he was a leading advocate of the electoral reforms effected in 1884-85. In 1880 he accepted the post of parliamentary secretary to the admiralty, and in 1882, after the murder of Lord Frederick Cavendish and ,Mr. Burke, he went to Ireland as chief secretary to the lord-lieutenant. In 1884 he entered the cabinet as chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and on the formation of Gladstone's short-lived ministry in 1886 he accepted office as secretary of state for Scotland. He resigned less than two months later because he could not support the Home Rule policy of the ministry, and in June of the same year succeeded to the baro netcy. He failed to secure re-election as a

Unionist after the dissolution of 1886, but in 1887 he was returned as a Gladstonian Liberal for the Bridgeton division of Glasgow, a con stituency which he represented continuously from that date till his retirement from political life early in 1897. In the Liberal government of 1892-95 he was secretary for Scotland. He is favorably known as an author by the follow ing works: (Vol. I, 1912; Vol. II, 1914). See MAC AULAY, TREVELYAN'S LIFE OF.