2nd Earl of Harrowby (1847-1882)
Born 1798 Died 1882
Dudley Ryder, eldest son of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby was born in London on the 19th of May 1798, his mother being Susan (d. 1838), daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, Marquess of Stafford, a lady of exceptional attainments. As Viscount Sandon he became member of parliament for Tiverton in 1819, in 1827 he was appointed a lord of the admiralty, and in 1830 secretary to the India board. From 1831 to 1847 Sandon. represented Liverpool in the House of Commons.
For a long time he was out of office, but in 1855, eight years after he had become Earl of Harrowby, he was appointed chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster by Lord Palmerston; in a few months he was transferred to the office of Lord Privy Seal, a position which he resigned in 1857. He was chairman of the Maynooth commission and a member of other important royal commissions, and was among the most stalwart and prominent defenders of the established church. He died at Sandon on the 19th of November 1882.
His successor was his eldest son, Dudley Francis Stuart Ryder (1831-1900), vice-president of the council from 1874 to 1878, President of the Board of Trade from 1878 to 1880, and Lord Privy Seal in 1885 and 1886. He died without sons on the 26th of March 1900, and was succeeded by his brother, Henry Dudley Ryder (1836-1900), whose son, John Herbert Dudley Ryder (b. 1864), became 5th Earl of Harrowby.
Extracted from the entry for HARROWBY, DUDLEY RYDER, 1ST EARL OF in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain. The original text "Harrowby's eldest son, Dudley Ryder, 2nd earl (1798-1882)", has been replaced with the phrase "Dudley Ryder, eldest son of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby"