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William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley (1801-1881), Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 8 portraits
William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley, was a statesman who served as a Liberal Lord Chancellor in Gladstone's first ministry. Wood was called to the Bar in 1824 where he studied conveyancing. He soon built up a good practice as an equity draughtsman and as an adviser to parliamentary committees. In 1845 he became Queen's Counsel, and two years later was elected to parliament as a Liberal MP. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, and as Solicitor General for England and Wales before being appointed Lord Chancellor and raised to the peerage as Baron Hatherley in 1868.
by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 20 March 1869