1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Buckle, George Earle

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BUCKLE, GEORGE EARLE (1854-), English editor and man of letters, was born at Tiverton-on-Avon, Som., June 10 1854, eldest son of Canon George Buckle of Wells. He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, being a scholar of his college, and graduated first class both in literae humaniores (1876) and in modern history (1877). He won the Newdigate prize poem in 1875. In 1877 he was elected to a fellowship at All Souls College, which he held until 1885. In 1880 he joined the staff of The Times; four years later, at the age of thirty, he succeeded Thomas Chenery as its editor. This position he occupied for nearly thirty years, retiring in Aug. 1912. When Mr. Monypenny, the biographer originally entrusted with the official Life of Disraeli, died in 1912 leaving his task unfinished, Mr. Buckle took over the work of completing it; under his authorship vol. 3 was published in 1914, vol. 4 in 1916, and the concluding vols. 5 and 6 in 1920.