John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer

John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer, PC, DL, FRS (30 May 1782 – 1 October 1845), styled Viscount Althorp from 1783 to 1834, was a British statesman. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer under Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne from 1830 to 1834. Due to his reputation for integrity he was nicknamed "Honest Jack".


The Earl Spencer

Lord Spencer as Chancellor of the Exchequer by Henry Pierce Bone.
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
22 November 1830  14 November 1834
MonarchWilliam IV
Prime MinisterThe Earl Grey
The Viscount Melbourne
Preceded byHenry Goulburn
Succeeded bySir Robert Peel, Bt
Personal details
Born30 May 1782 (2021-09-14UTC12:50:44)
St James's, Middlesex, England
Died1 October 1845(1845-10-01) (aged 63)
Wiseton, Nottinghamshire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Esther Acklom (m. 1814–1818; her death)
ParentsGeorge Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer
Lady Lavinia Bingham
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge