Sir Arthur was born in 1829 and graduated with an MA from Cambridge in 1851. A year later he became secretary to his father, who was Prime Minister from 1852 to 1855. Sir Arthur was a Liberal MP from 1854 to 1857.
His governorships, apart from New Zealand, included New Brunswick, Trinidad, Mauritius and Ceylon. He was the 1st High Commissioner to the Western Pacific 1877-82.
Sir Arthur was raised to the peerage in 1893 as Baron Stanmore. In his retirement, he undertook literary and public work, and was a member of various House of Lords committees.
He died in 1912.
Biographical information courtesy of NZ Almanack
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