Francis HORNER, economist. Co-founder, Edinburgh Review, 1802; Member of Parliament St Ives, 1806-1807, Wendover, 1807-1812, St Mawes, 1813-1817; Chairman, United Kingdom Bullion Committee, 1810-1811.
HORNER, Francis was born in 1778 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Whig politician whose association with the Bullion Committee made his name as an economic expert, despite the committee’s recommendation for the resumption of cash payments by the Bank of England failing to gain legislative support. He was an opponent of the corn duties and spoke tellingly in parliament on a number of other issues. Lawyer and politician.