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Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough

Personal data
Date of birth, 8 September 1790
Date of death22 December 1871(age 81)
Place of deathSoutham House, Gloucestershire
NationalityBritish
Political partyTory
Spouse(1) Lady Octavia Stewart
(d. 1819)
(2) Jane Digby (1807 1881)
(divorced 1830)
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
Governor-General of India
In office28 February 1842 - June 1844
MonarchVictoria
Prime ministerSir Robert Peel, Bt
Succeeded byWilliam Wilberforce Bird
As Acting Governor-General
Preceded byThe Earl of Auckland

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Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough GCB, PC (8 September 1790 22 December 1871) was a British Tory politician. He was four times President of the Board of Control and also served as Governor-General of India between 1842 and 1844.


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