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Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon (1782-1859), Prime Minister

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Statesman. He served in various Tory ministries and was responsible for introducing protective Corn Laws in 1815. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1823-7, he effected numerous fiscal reforms and was dubbed 'Prosperity Robinson'. He became Prime Minister on Canning's death in 1827 and supported Catholic emancipation and the Reform Bill.