Source: Family/Business Partners: Alexander Baring, 1st Lord Ashburton

Date: c1800Number: 22Record office number: N/A

Description:

Alexander Baring, 1st Lord Ashburton (1774-1848) by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

Alexander Baring was the second eldest son of Sir Francis Baring and was a brilliant businessman. He played a leading role in the purchase of the Louisiana territory by the government of the United States in 1803. He retired from the bank in 1830 and became more involved in public life. He became President of the Board of Trade. Later, he was created Lord Ashburton.

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