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economist

Samuel Jones Lloyd OVERSTONE, economist. Member of Parliament for Hythe, 1819-1826; Created Baron Overstone, 1860.

Background

OVERSTONE, Samuel Jones Lloyd was born in 1796 in England.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1818, 1822.

Career

Influential authority on British banking and finance who favoured convertibility of banknotes. The view of the currency school which he expressed to parliamentary committees in 1833 and 1840 was subsequently embodied in the Bank Act, 1844. Further evidence to committees in 1848 and 1857 was published by him afterwards.

Achievements

  • Member of Parliament for Hythe, 1819-1826. Created Baron Overstone, 1860.

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