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George Hamilton (1797 - 1883):
Politician


George Hamilton, 3rd Marquis of Donegall, was educated at Eton and Oxford and joined the 18th Light Dragoons in 1818, moving to the 7th Hussars in 1819. In 1891 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and eight years later, he retired as captain of the same regiment. He served as captain of the Yeomen of the Guard and was colonel of the 4th Battalion of the Irish Rifle Volunteers from 1848 to 1852. He was member of parliament for Carrickfergus, and for Belfast from 1820 to 1830. He served as member of parliament for County Antrim from 1830 to 1837, and for Belfast in 1837-38. He was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1830 to 1834, and from 1838 to 1841. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1830. He was Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim from 1841 to 1883 and militia ADC to the Queen, from 1847 to 1883. In 1841 he was created Baron Ennishowen and Carrickfergus. He died in Brighton.

Born: 1797
Died: 1883
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