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Lord North

Prime Minister of Great Britain, January 1770-March 1782
Lord North
Lord North
Born:April 13, 1732
Education:Attended Eton and Trinity College
Work:Elected to Parliament, 1756; Served on the Treasury Board, 1759; as Joint Paymaster-General, 1765; as a member of the Privy Council, 1766; as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1767; as Prime Minister, 1770.
Died:August 5, 1792

Lord North was admired for his deep loud voice, his oratory skills, and his quick wit in negotiation and debate. North's strong suit was in financial and economic matters. He nearly recovered Britain from a crushing national debt following the Seven Years' War. However, the War of Independence overtook him. He resigned in March of 1782. He died on 5 August, 1792; forever remembered as the minister who lost America.

Also see: The Prime Ministry of Lord North in this section.

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