RYDER, Hon. Dudley (1762-1847), of Sandon, Staffs.
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Family and Education
b. 22 Dec. 1762, 1st s. of Nathaniel Ryder. educ. Harrow 1774-9; St. John’s, Camb. 1779. m. 30 July 1795 Lady Susan, da. of Granville Leveson Gower, 1st Mq. of Stafford, 3s. 5da. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Harrowby 20 June 1803; cr. Earl of Harrowby 19 July 1809.
Under-sec. of state for foreign affairs 1789-90, P.C. 3 Mar. 1790; comptroller of the Household 1790-1; commr. Board of Control 1790-1; vice-pres. Board of Trade 1790-1801; paymaster gen. 1791-1800; treasurer of the navy 1800-1; sec. of state for foreign affairs 1804-5; chancellor of duchy of Lancaster 1805-6; ambassador to Berlin 1805-6; pres. Board of Control July-Nov. 1809; Cabinet minister without office 1809-12; ld. pres. 1812-27.
Ryder was a personal friend and regular follower of Pitt. His first reported speech was on 26 May 1786; on 27 Nov. 1787 he moved the Address; and five more speeches, four on commercial matters, are reported before the dissolution in 1790.
He died 26 Dec. 1847.