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LAMAR— LAMINGTON.

popular education in England ; in 1858 was presented by his college to the living of Huntspill^Somerset ; was appointed by the Bishop of London preacher at the Chapel Boyal of Whitehall ; and was made prebendary of Wells. In 1868 he was again member of the royal commission on military education, and on Aug. 9, 1869, was appointed to the deanery of Durham by Mr. Gladstone. On June 2, 1881, he married Miss Katherine Gladstone, niece of the Premier.

LAMAB, Lucius Quintus Cin- CINNATU8, born in Putnam county, Georgia, Sept. 17, 1825. He graduated at Emory CoUege, 1845, studied law, and was admitted to the Georgia Bar, 1847. He moved to Mississippi in 1849, was elected a representative in Congress in 1856, and re-elected in 1858. When the State of Mississippi passed the ordinance of secession, in 1861, he resigned his seat, and became a colonel in the Confederate army, but was soon sent (1863) on a mission to Russia. After the close of the civil war he was made Pro- fessor of Political Economy and Social Science in the University of Mississippi, 1866, and in the follow- ing year was transferred to the Professorship of Law. His civil disabilities having been removed, he was, in 1872, elected to Congress from Mississippi, and was re-elected in 1874. In 1876 he was elected Senator in Congress. He has taken a prominent place among those ez- Confederate statesmen who are endeavouring to bring about a per- fect harmony between the different sections of the Union.

LAMBERT, Sib John, K.C.B., son of the late Mr. Daniel Lambert, of Milf ord Hall, Salisbury, by Mary Muriel, daughter of Mr. C. Jinks, of Oundle, was born at Bridzor, Tisbury, Wilts, in 1815. He was educated at St. Gregory's CoUege, Downside, near Baui, and after- wards, having entered the profes- -^ion of the law, practised as a

solicitor at Salisbury. In conse- quence of his exertions during the visitation of cholera and of his suc- cessful efforts to improve the sani- tary condition of that city, he was elected Mayor in 1854. In 1857 he accepted from Mr. Bouveiie an In- spectorship of Poor Laws, and in 1863, at the request of Mr. Yilliers, then President of the Poor Law Board, he came to London to assist in devising measures to meet the distress in the cotton manufacturing districts. The Public Works Manu- facturing Districts Act, which effec- tually allayed the alarming discon- tent amon^ the operatives, was framed by him, and he afterwards superintended the administration of the measure. In 1865 and 1866 he prepared for the Cabinet of Earl Russell the voluminous statistics for the Reform Bill, and in 1867 he drew up the scheme for the Metro- politan Poor Act, introduced by Mr. Q^thome Hardy, now Lord Cran- brook, and on its passing was appointed by him Receiver of the Metropolitan Common Poor Fund. In the same year he was consulted by Mr. Disraeli on various pro- visions of the Representation of the People Act, and assisted him throughout Uie progress of the bill. He was attached to the Boundary Commission appointed under the Act, and subsequently selected as a member of the Royal Sanitary Com- mission. In 1869 and 1870 he went to Ireland at the request of Mr. Gladstone to obtain information on special points connected with the Irish Church and Land Bills ; and when the Local Government Board was formed in 1871 he was ap- pointed its permanent secretary, having previously, on the recom- mendation of Mr. Gladstone, re- ceived the distinction of C.B. He was created a K.C.B. in 1879. Sir J. Lambert is the author of "Lec- tures on Modem Legislation," and the " Vagrancy Laws."

LAMINGTON (Lord), The RiaHT Hon. Alexander Dundas