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Former British Prime Minister Lord Aberdeen dies at his London home

George Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen, detail
12/14/1860
The 4th Earl of Aberdeen died at Argyll House, his London home, aged seventy-six.  Born in Edinburgh and educated at Cambridge University he had followed a successful career as a diplomat, serving twice as Foreign Secretary, notably negotiating differences with the United States over Oregon and the Canadian border in the 1840s.  He served as British prime minister between 1852 and 1855, at the head of a Whig-Peelite coalition.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Robert Eccleshall, Graham S. Walker, Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers (London: Routledge, 1998), 167.

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