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Edward Marjoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth

Edward Marjoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth KT PC (1849 – 1909)
British Liberal statesman who served in various capacities in the Liberal governments of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was Member of Parliament for Berwickshire from 1880 until 1894 when he succeeded as Baron Tweedmouth. He was Comptroller of the Household in 1886, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury from 1892 to 1894. As Baron Tweedmouth, he was Lord Privy Seal from 1894 to 1895, First Lord of the Admiralty from 1905 to 1908, and Lord President of the Council from April until October 1908.

He married Fanny Spencer-Churchill in 1873, daughter of John Winston Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and aunt of Sir Winston Churchill. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1886 and a Knight of the Thistle in 1908.