Philip Dormer Stanhope 4th Earl (1694-1773). Son of Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield and Lady Elizabeth Savile. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, until 1715 when, at age nineteen, he became M.P. for St. Germans. In 1715 he became Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales and continued in this position when the Prince became King George II. In 1722 he became M.P. for Lostwithiel until, in 1723, he accepted office. From January 1744 till October 1746 he was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, then from October 1746 till February 1748 Secretary of State (North). He is the well-known author of the Chesterfield’s Letters, written to his illegitimate son. He died at Chesterfield House on 24 March 1773.

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