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Sir Joshua Reynolds: George Clive and his family with an Indian maid, painted 1765.

George Clive (died 23 March 1779) was a British politician.

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BackgroundEdit

Clive was the son of Reverend Benjamin Clive, Vicar of Duffield, Derbyshire, and Susannah (née Floyer). His father was the uncle of Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive ("Clive of India").

Political careerEdit

Clive was elected Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle in 1763, a seat he held until his death 16 years later.

FamilyEdit

Clive married Sidney, daughter of Thomas Bolton, in 1763. They had several children, including Edward Clive. Clive died in March 1779.

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