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Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

Personal data
Date of birth29 March 1799
Place of birthKnowsley Park, Lancashire, England
Date of death23 October 1869(age 70)
Place of deathKnowsley Hall, Lancashire, England
Political partyConservative
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office28 June 1866 - 27 February 1868
MonarchQueen Victoria
Succeeded byBenjamin Disraeli
Preceded byThe Earl Russell
In office20 February 1858 - 11 June 1859
MonarchQueen Victoria
Succeeded byThe Viscount Palmerston
Preceded byThe Viscount Palmerston
In office23 February 1852 - 19 December 1852
MonarchQueen Victoria
Succeeded byThe Earl of Aberdeen
Preceded byLord John Russell

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:Edward Smith-Stanley redirects here; for other persons with that name, see Edward Stanley, Lord StanleyEdward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, KG, PC (29 March 1799 - 23 October 1869) was an English statesman, three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and to date the longest serving leader of the Conservative Party. He was known before 1834 as Edward Stanley, and from 1834 to 1851 as Lord Stanley. His record was unusual, since he is one of only four British Prime Ministers to have three or more separate periods in office. However his ministries all lasted less than two years, and he held the post for a total of just over four years, less than many other Prime Ministers.

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