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Richard Ryder (politician, born 1766)

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Richard Ryder (politician, born 1766)

The Right Honourable
Richard Ryder
Home Secretary
In office
1 November 1809 – 8 June 1812
Monarch George III
Prime Minister Hon. Spencer Perceval
Preceded by The Lord Hawkesbury
Succeeded by The Viscount Sidmouth
Personal details
Born 5 July 1766 (2016-02-11T03:27:41)
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Nationality British
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Frederica Skynner (d. 1821)

Richard Ryder (5 July 1766 – 18 September 1832) was a British Tory politician. He notably served as Home Secretary between 1809 and 1812.


Ryder was a younger son of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of the Right Reverend Richard Terrick, Bishop of London. Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby, was his elder brother and the Right Reverend the Hon. Henry Ryder, Bishop of Coventry and of Lichfield, his younger brother.

Political career

Ryder sat as Member of Parliament for Tiverton from 1795 to 1830 and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1807. From 1809 to 1812 he served as Home Secretary under

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