Courtney, Leonard Henry Courtney, Baron, 1832-1918

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Leonard Henry Courtney, 1832 - 1918, was born in Penzance and educated at St John's College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar in 1858 and became a Bencher in 1889. He left law to became Professor of Political Economy at University College, London in 1872, a post that he held until 1875. He also entered politics, becoming the Liberal Party MP for Liskeard from 1875 to 1885, and then MP for the Bodmin Division of Cornwall until 1900. He was made Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 1880 - 1881, and for the Colonial Office 1881 - 1882. In 1884 he resigned the office of Financial Secretary to the Treasury. His last post was as Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker, which he held 1886 - 1892. Leonard Courtney was also a contributor to The Times and The Nineteenth Century . He married Catherine (nee Potter, sister of Beatrice Webb) in 1883.

From the guide to the COURTNEY, Leonard Henry, 1832-1918, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwit, and COURTNEY, Catherine, 1847-1929, Baroness Courtney, 1862-1928, (British Library of Political and Economic Science)

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referencedIn WILLIAMS, Sir John Fischer, 1870-1947, international lawyer, 1913-1923 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf COURTNEY, Leonard Henry, 1832-1918, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwit, and COURTNEY, Catherine, 1847-1929, Baroness Courtney, 1862-1928 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn Courtney family. Papers, 1863-1919. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Courtney, Leonard Henry Courtney, Baron, 1832-1918,. Autograph letter signed from Leonard Henry Courtney, London, to [Frank Harrison?] Hill [manuscript], 1878 March 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Buller family: Correspondence and papers, 1827-1969 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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associatedWith Cairnes John Elliott 1823-1975 person
associatedWith Courtney, Catherine, 1847-1929 person
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associatedWith Courtney Lady Catherine 1847-1929 nee Potter wife of 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith person
associatedWith Dobbs, Rosalind Heyworth, 1865-1949 person
correspondedWith Hill, Frank Harrison, 1830-1910 person
associatedWith Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873 person
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associatedWith Williams, Sir, John Fischer, 1870-1947, Knight, international lawyer corporateBody
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Birth 1832-07-06

Death 1918-05-11

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