Robert Vernon Smith
Robert Vernon Smith

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Robert Vernon Smith 
Only surviving son of Robert Percy ('Bobus') Smith and Caroline Maria Vernon.
Date (from)(Date to)Event
23 February 1800 Born.
18?? Educated at Eton and Oxford.
1822 Graduated, second class classics.
18?? Studied at the Inner Temple, but never called to the bar.
18?? Married the illegitimate daughter of an Earl of Upper Ossory.
9 June 18291831M.P. (whig) for Tralee in Kerry 9.6.1829 to 1831.
7 August 18301861Honorary Metroplitan Commissioner under 1828 Madhouses Act.
24 November 183020 November 1834Commissioner of the Treasury.
31 May 18311859M.P. for Northampton Borough from 31.5.1831 to 1859 (until being made a peer).
21 April 183530 September 1839Secretary to the Board of Control (the 'India Board').
2 September 18392 September 1841Under Secretary of State for War and Colonies.
21 August 1841 Privy Councillor.
1845 Co-sponsored 1845 Lunacy Acts.
6 February 185228 February 1852Secretary at War.
3 March 18556 March 1858President of the Board of Control.
1859 1st Baron Lyveden.
13 July 1872 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath), civil
10 November 1873 Died.

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