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Frederick, Lord North
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    (April 13, 1732-August 5, 1792)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    2nd Earl of Guilford
    Member of Parliament for Banbury (1754-90)
    Chancellor of the Exchequer (1767-82)
    Prime Minister (1770-82)
    He so strongly resembled King George III that there were rumors he was the illegitimate son of Frederick, Prince of Wales (and thus George's half-brother).
    He admitted to the King that he lacked 'the authority of character' that a prime minister needed.
    He was indecisive and a chronic procrastinator.
    His policies to the American colonies vacillated between ineffectual punishments and half-hearted concessions until open rebellion broke out.
    He became the first prime minister forced out of office after losing a vote of 'no confidence.'
    He was known for his wit and amiability, with Sir Nathaniel Wraxall writing 'It was impossible to experience dullness in his society.'
    He was a good debater in Parliament.
    He was reluctant to become prime minister and took the office only at King George's insistence.
    He eventually left Parliament after going blind.

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