Sir James Stephen (1789-1859), Historian and colonial under-secretary
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Colonial Under-Secretary from 1836; an outstanding administrator, and an influential, if not always popular figure, he is said virtually to have ruled the colonial empire; resigned office 1847, and later became Professor of Modern History at Cambridge.
Related PeopleVanessa Bell (née Stephen) (granddaughter)
Adrian Stephen (grandson)
Sir Leslie Stephen (son)
Thoby Stephen (grandson)
Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) (granddaughter)