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Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg

The Right Honourable
The Lord Glenelg
President of the Board of Trade
In office
4 September 1827 – 11 June 1828
Monarch George IV
Prime Minister The Viscount Goderich
The Duke of Wellington
Preceded by William Huskisson
Succeeded by William Vesey-FitzGeraldn
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
In office
18 April 1835 – 20 February 1839
Monarch William IV
Prime Minister The Viscount Melbourne
Preceded by The Earl of Aberdeen
Succeeded by The Marquess of Normanby
Personal details
Born 26 October 1778 (1778-10-26)
Calcutta, India
Died Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. (aged 87)
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Alma mater Magdalene College, Cambridge

Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg PC FRS (26 October 1778 – 23 April 1866) was a Scottish politician and colonial administrator.


  • Background and education 1
  • Political career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Background and education

Grant was born in Kidderpore, Bengal, India, the eldest son of Charles Grant, chairman of the directors of the British East India Company. His brother, Sir Robert Grant, was also an MP as well as Governor of Bombay. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and became a fellow in 1802.[1] He was called to the bar in 1807.

Political career

In 1811 Grant was elected to the British House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Inverness Burghs. He held that seat until 1818, when was returned for Inverness-shire. He was a Lord of the Treasury from December 1813 until August 1819, when he became Chief Secretary for Ireland and a Privy Counsellor. In 1823 he was appointed Vice-President of the Board of Trade; from September 1827 to June 1828 he was President of the Board of Trade and Treasurer of the Navy.

Grant broke with the Tories over Reform and joined the Whigs (via the Canningites.

Personal life

Lord Glenelg died in Cannes, France in April 1866, aged 87. The barony became extinct on his death.


  1. ^ "Grant, Charles (post Lord Glenelg) (GRNT795C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 19267. p. 877. 5 May 1835.

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Grant
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Baillie
Member of Parliament for Inverness Burghs
Succeeded by
George Cumming
Preceded by
Charles Grant
Member of Parliament for Inverness-shire
Succeeded by
Alexander William Chisholm
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Peel
Chief Secretary for Ireland
Succeeded by
Henry Goulburn
Preceded by
Thomas Wallace
Vice-President of the Board of Trade
Succeeded by
Thomas Frankland Lewis
Preceded by
William Huskisson
President of the Board of Trade
Succeeded by
William Vesey-FitzGerald
Treasurer of the Navy
Preceded by
The Lord Ellenborough
President of the Board of Control
Succeeded by
The Lord Ellenborough
Preceded by
The Earl of Aberdeen
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Normanby
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Glenelg


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