Henry Grenfell

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Henry Riversdale Grenfell (5 April 1824 – 11 September 1902)[1] was a British banker and Liberal Party politician.

Biography[edit]

His Cornish grandfather Pascoe Grenfell was a tin and copper manager and Member of Parliament (MP), while his father, Charles Pascoe Grenfell, was a director of the Bank of England from 1830 to 1864. His maternal grandfather was William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton.

He was MP for Stoke-upon-Trent between 1862 and 1868.

He was a leading member of the Bimetallic League,[citation needed] and Governor of the Bank of England between 1881 and 1883[2] following a periods as its Deputy Governor.[3]

His son, Edward Grenfell also became a Member of Parliament and Bank of England director, and was the partner of Junius Spencer Morgan in the firm of Morgan, Grenfell & Company.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ricardo
William Taylor Copeland
Member of Parliament for Stoke-upon-Trent
1862 – 1868
With: William Taylor Copeland to 1865
Alexander Beresford Hope 1865 – Feb 1868
George Melly from Feb 1868
Succeeded by
William Sargeant Roden
George Melly
Government offices
Preceded by
John William Birch
Governor of the Bank of England
1881-1883
Succeeded by
John Saunders Gilliat