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Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

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Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax (1800 - 1885) was an English statesman.

A Liberal, Wood served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Lord John Russell's government (1846 - 1852), as President of the Board of Control under Lord Aberdeen (1852-1855), as First Lord of the Admiralty in Lord Palmerston's first administration (1855-1858), and as Secretary of State for India in Palmerston's second government (1859 - 1866). He was created Viscount Halifax in 1866.

Wood was married to Mary Grey, daughter of the Earl Grey. Their son, Frederick Wood, was a prominent Anglican.


Preceded by:
Henry Goulburn
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1846–1852
Succeeded by:
Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by:
John Charles Herries
President of the Board of Control
1852–1855
Succeeded by:
Robert Vernon Smith
Preceded by:
Sir James Graham, Bt
First Lord of the Admiralty
1855–1858
Succeeded by:
Sir John Pakington, Bt
Preceded by:
Lord Stanley
Secretary of State for India
1859–1866
Succeeded by:
The Earl De Grey
Preceded by:
The Earl of Kimberley
Lord Privy Seal
1870–1874
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Malmesbury

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