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George Cecil Weld Weld-Forester, 3rd Baron Forester

(1807-1886), General and politician, Comptroller of the Household

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
Weld-Forester became Member of Parliament for Wenlock in 1828, a seat he held for forty-six years. He served in the Earl of Derby's first two Tory administrations, both times as Comptroller of the Household, and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1852. He became Father of the House of Commons in 1873, as the longest serving member of the House. The following year he succeeded his elder brother as third Baron Forester and entered the House of Lords.

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George Cecil Weld Weld-Forester, 3rd Baron Forester, by Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG 4026(24)

George Cecil Weld Weld-Forester, 3rd Baron Forester

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
pencil and chalk, 1844
NPG 4026(24)

The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, by Samuel Henry Gordon Alken, and by  George Augustus Sala, published by  Ackermann & Co - NPG D42981

The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington

by Samuel Henry Gordon Alken, and by George Augustus Sala, published by Ackermann & Co
hand coloured etching and aquatint, 1 March 1853
NPG D42981

George Cecil Weld Weld-Forester, 3rd Baron Forester ('Statesmen. No. 115.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43714

George Cecil Weld Weld-Forester, 3rd Baron Forester ('Statesmen. No. 115.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 October 1875
NPG D43714

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