The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84
Baron H. De Worms [See Worms]. — Right Hon. Sir William G. G. V. Vernon-Harcourt (Derby)
Baron H. De Worms [See Worms].
Right Hon. Sir William G. G. V. Vernon-Harcourt (Derby).
William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, P. C., K.B., Q. C., son of the late Rev. William Harcourt, of Nuneham Park, Oxford, by Matilda Mary, da. of the late Col. William Gooch; b. Oct. 14th, 1827; ed. at Trin. Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1st class Classics and Senior Opt. 1851); m. 1st, 1859, Thérèse, who d. 1863, da. of Thomas Henry Lister, Esq., of Armitage Park, Stafford; 2ndly, 1876, Elizabeth, da. of the Hon. J. L. Motley, of the U.S.A., and widow of T. P. Ives, Esq.; Bar. Inner Temple 1854, and a Q. C. 1866; has been Professor of International Law in Camb. Univ. since 1869, and a member of Royal Commissions for Amendment of Neutrality Laws 1867, for Amendment of Laws relating to Naturalisation 1868, and for Amendment of Law of Extradition 1877; author of " Letters of 'Historicus' on International Law"; was Solicitor-Gen. Nov. 1873 to Feb. 1874, and Sec. of State for Home Depart. April 1880 to June 1885; K.B. 1873; P.C. 1S80. A Liberal. Unsuccessfully contested Kirkcaldy District 1858. Sat for Oxford city from Nov. 1868 till April 1880, and on May 8th, 1880, was defeated after acceptation of office. Elected for Derby May 25th, 1880.
Town Residence—7, Grafton Street, Bond Street, W. Chambers—Farrar's Buildings,. Temple, E.C. Clubs—Oxford and Cambridge, Devonshire, Reform, National Liberal.