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Lord Randolph Churchill
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Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
3 August 1886 – 22 December 1886
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by William Vernon Harcourt
Succeeded by George Goschen
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
3 August 1886 – 14 January 1887
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by William Ewart Gladstone
Succeeded by William Henry Smith
Secretary of State for India
In office
24 June 1885 – 28 January 1886
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by The Earl of Kimberley
Succeeded by The Earl of Kimberley
Personal details
Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill

13 February 1849
Belgravia, London, England
Died 24 January 1895(1895-01-24) (aged 45)
Westminster, London, England
Political party Conservative
Jennie Jerome (m. 1874)
Children Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill
John Spencer-Churchill
Parents John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough
Lady Frances Anne Vane
Education Cheam School
Eton College
Alma mater Merton College, Oxford
Profession Politician

Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill (13 February 1849 – 24 January 1895) was Winston Churchill's father. He was a son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough.

He was a leading British Tory politician. Churchill was a Tory radical who coined the term One-nation conservatism.

He inspired a generation of party managers and created the National Union of the Conservative Party. He broke new ground in modern budgetary presentations. He got admiration and criticism from across the political spectrum. His disloyalty to Lord Salisbury was the beginning of the end of what might have been a glittering career. His elder son, Winston, wrote a biography of him in 1906.

Medical condition and early death

Churchill died early, suffering from a disease.

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