Lowe, Robert, Viscount Sherbrooke

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lowe, robert, viscount sherbrooke

British Liberal Party politician whose effective opposition to the Liberals' electoral Reform Bill of 1866 made it possible for the Conservatives to sponsor and take credit for the Reform Act of 1867. Despite his leadership of the renegade Liberals known as the Adullamites, he served as chancellor of the Exchequer (1868-73) and home secretary (1873-74) in the first ministry of the Liberal prime minister William Ewart Gladstone.

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