Edmund Parker, 2nd Earl of Morley

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Edmund Henry Parker, 2nd Earl of Morley (10 June 1810 – 28 August 1864), styled Viscount Boringdon from 1815 to 1840, was a British peer and Whig politician.

Morley was the son of John Parker, 1st Earl of Morley, and his second wife Frances Talbot, and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. In 1840 he succeeded his father as second Earl of Morley and took his seat on the Whig benches in the House of Lords. From 1846 to 1852 he served as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the Whig administration of Lord John Russell. Morley was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon and a Lord of the Bedchamber to Prince Albert.

Lord Morley married his second cousin Harriet Sophia, daughter of Montagu Edmund Parker, in 1842. He died in August 1864, aged 54, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Albert, who became a prominent Liberal politician. Lady Morley died in 1897.

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Parker
Earl of Morley
1840–1864
Succeeded by
Albert Edmund Parker