George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer

George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, KG, PC, DL, FRS, FSA (1 September 1758 – 10 November 1834), styled Viscount Althorp from 1765 to 1783, was a British Whig politician. He served as Home Secretary from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.


The Earl Spencer

Lord Spencer by John Singleton Copley, 1800.
Home Secretary
In office
5 February 1806  25 March 1807
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MinisterThe Lord Grenville
Preceded byThe Lord Hawkesbury
Succeeded byThe Lord Hawkesbury
Personal details
Born(1758-09-01)1 September 1758
Wimbledon Park, London
Died10 November 1834(1834-11-10) (aged 76)
Althorp, Northamptonshire
NationalityBritish
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)
(m. 1781; died 1831)
Children
Parents
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge