George Canning, 1st Baron Garvagh

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George Canning, 1st Baron Garvagh FRS (15 November 1778 – 20 August 1840) was an Anglo-Irish Member of Parliament.

Garvagh was the son of Paul Canning and the grandson of Stratford Canning of Garvagh in County Londonderry. Prime Minister George Canning and the diplomat Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, were his first cousins. He was elected to the House of Commons for Sligo Borough in 1806, a seat he held until 1812, and then represented Petersfield from 1812 to 1820. On 1 February 1810 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and on 28 October 1818 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Garvagh, of Garvagh in the County of Londonderry. Lord Garvagh later served as Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry between 1831 and 1840. He died while staying at a hotel in Châlons-sur-Marne (now renamed Châlons-en-Champagne) in August 1840, aged 61, and was succeeded in the barony by his son Charles Henry Spencer George Canning.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Owen Wynne
Member of Parliament for Sligo Borough
1806–1812
Succeeded by
Joshua Spencer
Preceded by
Hylton Jolliffe
George Canning
Member of Parliament for Petersfield
1812–1820
With: Hylton Jolliffe
Succeeded by
Hylton Jolliffe
The Lord Hotham
Honorary titles
New title Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry
1831–1840
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Ferguson, Bt
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Garvagh
1818–1840
Succeeded by
Charles Canning