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William Huskisson (1770-1830), Statesman
Sitter in 6 portraits
A loyal follower of George Canning, Huskisson held a series of minor political offices before being appointed President of the Board of Trade (1823-27). On Canning's death he became leader of the 'Canningite' Tories. A political advocate of free trade, modernity and progress, Huskisson was a great supporter of the engineer George Stephenson. Ironically, he was run over and killed at the opening ceremony of Stephenson's Manchester and Liverpool Railway (1830).
by Domenico da Roma Marchetti (Domenico Merchetti), published by L. Camia, after John Gibson
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean