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Henry Brooke PARNELL

economist

Henry Brooke PARNELL, Irish economist. Member of Parliament, 1797-1803, 1806-1841; Member, United Kingdom Bullion Committee, 1810; Created 1st Baron Congleton, 1841.

Background

PARNELL, Henry Brooke was born in 1776 in Ireland.

Career

Whig financial expert whose parliamentary speeches and pamphlets on economic questions were widely respected. He was an enthusiastic defender of the report of the Bullion Committee and attacked the Corn Laws. His treatise, On Financial Reform,, laid out the basic principles which were adopted with success by Peel and Gladstone.

Politician.

Achievements

  • Member of Parliament, 1797-1803, 1806-1841. Member, United Kingdom Bullion Committee, 1810. Created 1st Baron Congleton, 1841.

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