Edward Harley, 4th Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer

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The Earl of Oxford in a portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1790.

Edward Harley, 4th Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer (2 September 1726 – 11 October 1790), styled Lord Harley from 1741 to 1755, was a British peer.

Harley was the eldest son of Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer and succeeded to his father's titles on his death in 1755. He was elected as MP for Herefordshire in at the 1747 general election and served until he succeeded to the peerage. He was High Steward of Hereford from 1755, a Lord of the Bedchamber from 1760,and Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire from 1766, all until his death.

He left no issue, so that his title passed to his nephew Edward Harley, 5th Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, the eldest son of John Harley, Dean of Windsor and then Bishop of Hereford.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Foley
Velters Cornewall
Member of Parliament for Herefordshire
with Velters Cornewall

1747–1755
Succeeded by
Sir John Morgan, Bt
Velters Cornewall
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Essex
Lord of the Bedchamber
1761–1790
Succeeded by
The Viscount Wentworth
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Howell Gwynne
Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire
1766–1790
Succeeded by
Thomas Harley
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edward Harley
Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
1755–1790
Succeeded by
Edward Harley