His Grace The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos GCSI PC DL Governor of Madras Presidency In office 23 November 1875 – 20 December 1880 Governor-General , Thomas Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook , Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon Preceded by (acting) William Rose Robinson Succeeded by William Patrick Adam Lord President of the Council In office 6 July 1866 – 8 March 1867 Monarch Victoria Prime Minister The Earl of Derby Preceded by The Earl Granville Succeeded by The Duke of Marlborough Secretary of State for the Colonies In office 8 March 1867 – 1 December 1868 Monarch Victoria Prime Minister The Earl of Derby Benjamin Disraeli Preceded by The Earl of Carnarvon Succeeded by The Earl Granville Personal details Born 10 September 1823 Died 26 March 1889 (aged 65) Chandos House, , London Marylebone Nationality British Political party Conservative Spouse(s) (1) Caroline Harvey (d. 1874) (2) Alice Graham-Montgomery (1847–1931) Children 3, including Mary Morgan-Grenville, 11th Lady Kinloss Parents Richard Temple-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos Lady Mary Campbell Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, (10 September 1823 – 26 March 1889), styled , GCSI , PC DL Earl Temple until 1839 and Marquess of Chandos from 1839 to 1861, was a soldier, politician and administrator of the 19th century. He was a close friend and subordinate of British and served as the Benjamin Disraeli from 1867 to 1868 and Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1875 to 1880. Governor of Madras
Buckingham was the only son of
, and was educated at Richard Temple-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos and Eton . He joined the Christ Church, Oxford , eventually rising to become a British Army . Buckingham entered politics, as Lord Chandos, in 1846 when he was elected unopposed from colonel as a candidate of the Buckinghamshire . Buckingham served as Member of Parliament from 1846 to 1857, when he resigned. He contested a re-election in 1859, but lost. Buckingham served in various political offices during his tenure. In March 1867, he was appointed Conservative Party and served until December 1868. He also served as Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1875 to 1880. As Governor, he handled the relief measures for the victims of the Governor of Madras . Buckingham also served as Great Famine of 1876-78 , Keeper of the Privy Seal of the Prince of Wales, Deputy Warden of the Stannaries, Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Chairman of the Lord of the Treasury , member of the London and North-Western Railway , Imperial Privy Council and chairman of the committees in the Lord President of the Council . He died on 26 March 1889 at the age of 65. House of Lords
Background and education
Buckingham was the only son of
, and his wife Lady Mary, younger daughter of Richard, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (later The 1st John Campbell, 4th Earl of Breadalbane and Holland ). His sister was Marquess of Breadalbane and she was a women's rights campaigner. Lady Anna Eliza Mary Gore-Langton As his father's son and  , he was heir apparent Earl Temple from birth. He was 15 years of age when his paternal grandfather died and his father became the 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos. From this time, he was styled styled of Chandos until he succeeded his father as Duke.
The young Lord Temple, later Lord Chandos, attended
until 1841 and graduated from Eton . Two years after graduation, Lord Chandos (as he then was) was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Christ Church, Oxford and he would eventually become Honorary Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry of that regiment. He was also Hon Colonel of the Colonel and later of the 1st Administrative Battalion, Middlesex Artillery Volunteers . City of London Artillery