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James Emerson Tennent

Irish politician and traveller

1804   -   1869

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: Trinity College Dublin
occupation: politician, lawyer
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society
position held: Colonial Secretary of Ceylon, Governor of British Ceylon, Member of the 16th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 15th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 14th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 13th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 12th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 11th Parliament of the United Kingdom

Sir James Emerson Tennent, 1st Baronet FRS (7 April 1804 – 6 March 1869), born James Emerson, was a British politician and traveller born in Ireland. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 5 June 1862.
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