Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley

Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley, PC, DL (25 July 1842 – 28 November 1904), known as Sir Matthew White Ridley, 5th Baronet from 1877 to 1900, was a British Conservative statesman. He notably served as Home Secretary from 1895 to 1900.[1]


The Viscount Ridley

Home Secretary
In office
29 June 1895  12 November 1900
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterThe Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded byH. H. Asquith
Succeeded byCharles Ritchie
Personal details
Born(1842-07-25)25 July 1842
London, England
Died28 November 1904(1904-11-28) (aged 62)
Blagdon Hall, Northumberland
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Hon. Mary Georgiana Marjoribanks
(1850–1899)
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford