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George Montague Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax (1716-1771), Known as 'The Father of the Colonies'

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Known as the 'Father of the Colonies' for his success in extending American commerce. President of the Board of Trade 1748-61, he aided the foundation of Nova Scotia, 1749, the town of Halifax being named after him. As a Secretary of State he was sued by Wilkes for his arrest under the general warrant against The North Briton.

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Lord Halifax and his secretaries

attributed to Daniel Gardner, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
gouache, circa 1765-1767
NPG 3328