Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon

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The Lord Monteagle of Brandon
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
18 April 1835 26 August 1839

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Limerick
Succeeded by
William Roche
David Roche
(representation increased to two members 1832)
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cambridge
With: George Pryme
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Spencer Perceval
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
Succeeded by
Preceded by Joint Secretary to the Treasury
Succeeded by
Preceded by Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chancellor of the Exchequer
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Monteagle of Brandon
Succeeded by