Biography of Dudley Ryder
Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby (22 December 1762 – 26 December 1847) was a prominent British politician of the Pittite faction and the Tory party.
Born in London, Ryder was the eldest son of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, and his wife Elizabeth (née Terrick). Sir Dudley Ryder was his grandfather and Richard Ryder his younger brother. He was educated at Harrow School and St John's College, Cambridge.