Fawcett, Henry(fô`sət), 1833–84, English economist and statesman. A follower of John Stuart MillMill, John Stuart,
1806–73, British philosopher and economist. A precocious child, he was educated privately by his father, James Mill. In 1823, abandoning the study of law, he became a clerk in the British East India Company, where he rose to become head of the examiner's
..... Click the link for more information. , he was professor of political economy at Cambridge, and his Manual of Political Economy (1863) was widely read. As member of Parliament and later postmaster general under William GladstoneGladstone, William Ewart,
1809–98, British statesman, the dominant personality of the Liberal party from 1868 until 1894. A great orator and a master of finance, he was deeply religious and brought a highly moralistic tone to politics.
..... Click the link for more information. he achieved several important improvements in the postal system. His wife, Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1847–1929, noted English feminist, became the leader of the nonmilitant suffragists. She was made Dame of the British Empire in 1924.
See biography by R. Strachey (1931).