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George Wyndham

Biography of George Wyndham

George Wyndham
George Wyndham

George Wyndham (1863-1913) was Rector of the University from 1902 to 1905.

Born in London, Wyndham studied at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and joined the army. In 1889 he became a Conservative MP and he held office in government, most notably as Chief Secretary for Ireland between 1900 and 1905 when he was responsible for the passage of the important Irish Land Act of 1903. He was also a prominent member of the group of aesthetes known as the Souls.

Wyndham's opponent in the 1902 rectorial contest was the writer and Liberal politician John Morley.

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George Wyndham
Politician and Author

Born 29 August 1863, London, England.
Died 8 June 1913.
University Link: Rector
Occupation categories: politicians; soldiers
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P145274
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Record last updated: 27th Jan 2008

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