GRENVILLE, GEORGE


GRENVILLE, GEORGE
   statesman, younger brother of Earl Temple; was called to the bar in 1735, and six years later entered Parliament; held various offices of State, and in 1763 succeeded Bute as Prime Minister; his administration is noted for the prosecution of WILKES (q.v. WILKES, JOHN), and the passing of the American Stamp Act, a measure which precipitated the American Revolution (1712-1770).

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