George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900)
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George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900)

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As an orator the Duke of Argyll stood among his contemporaries next to Gladstone and Bright. He was the last survivor of the school which was careful of literary finish and not afraid of emotion.
The Dictionary of National Biography.

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George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900)

George Campbell succeeded his brother John as the Marquis of Lorne in 1837, and inherited his dukedom in 1847. From the 1860s he became a prominent member of the Whig party in Parliament - specialising in foreign policy. From 1868-1874 he was the British Secretary of State for India, and is noted for his policy of making friendship alliances with foreign states. Campbell is also noted for his influence on scientific progress - he had close connections with many British universities, and published works on scientific development, religion and political affairs.


He is one of the best and most liberal of his order.
- John Bright.

I think we ought to admit, in fairness to the Americans, that there are some things worth fighting for, and that national existence is one of them.
- Himself on the American Civil War.

He had the first merit of a minister in great place and at the head of a huge organisation; he knew what he could leave to others.
- Sir M E Grant Duff, Campbell's undersecretary. Advanced Category Search

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