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George John Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr (1791-1869), Politician, Lord Chamberlain

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George Sackville-West was appointed a Lord of the Bedchamber to both George III and George IV, serving from 1813 to 1828. In 1841, he was sworn onto the Privy Council and appointed Lord Chamberlain by Sir Robert Peel, a post he held until 1846.He later held the same office under Lord Derby (1858-9). He married Elizabeth Sackville in 1813, and in 1843 acquired a royal licence to put his wife's surname before his own.