Edward Harris (Royal Navy officer)
Harris was an admiral in the Royal Navy. He also sat as Member of Parliament for Christchurch between 1844 and 1852 and served as Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation between 1858 and 1867 and as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands between 1867 and 1877. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1863 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1872. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire.
Harris married Emma, daughter of Captain Samuel Chambers, in 1841. They had several children, including Edward Harris, 4th Earl of Malmesbury. He died in July 1888, aged 80. Lady Harris died in July 1896.
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- thepeerage.com Admiral Hon. Sir Edward Alfred John Harris
- leighrayment.com House of Commons: Chichester to Clitheroe
- "No. 23297". The London Gazette. 30 August 1867. p. 4865.
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- "No. 20578". The London Gazette. 27 February 1848. p. 776.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Hon. Edward Harris
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir George Henry Rose
|Member of Parliament for Christchurch
John Edward Walcott
George John Robert Gordon
|Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation
Sir John Huskisson, Bt
|Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands
Hon. William Stuart