MAYO, RICHARD SOUTHWARK BOURKE, EARL OF


MAYO, RICHARD SOUTHWARK BOURKE, EARL OF
   statesman, born and educated in Dublin; entered Parliament 1847, and was Chief Secretary for Ireland in Conservative Governments 1852, 1858, and 1866, opposing Gladstone's Irish Church resolutions; in 1868 he succeeded Lord Lawrence as Viceroy of India, in which office he proved himself a prudent statesman, a sound financier, and a just and wise administrator; he was murdered by a fanatic in the Andaman Islands, and universally mourned (1822-1872).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.


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