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George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st marquess of Ripon


Politician. MP for Huddersfield, 1853–7; for the West Riding, until 1859. A believer in co-operative principles. Helped set up the Working Men’s College in 1854. Earl of Ripon and de Gray, 1859; marquess of Ripon, 1871. A member of William Ewart Gladstone’s cabinet, 1868–73. Viceroy of India, 1880–4.




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.