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Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 3d Earl


Politician. Whig MP for Malton, 1806; Yorkshire, 1807–30; Peterborough, 1830; Northamptonshire, 1831–3. President of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, 1831–57; president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1831. President of the Statistical Society of London three times between 1838 and 1855. Succeeded to the earldom in 1833. FRS 1811.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.