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William Vernon Harcourt
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Born in York, North Yorkshire
Born on 14th of October 1827
Died on 1st of October 1904

Born 1827. Died 1904 - Liberal politician.

Studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. Called to the Bar in 1854, becoming a QC in1866. Entered Parliament in 1868 as Liberal MP for the city of Oxford. Was Chancellor of the Exchequer under Gladstone. Became Leader of the Opposition in 1893 on Gladstone’s retirement.

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