Lord Augustus Loftus
Lord Augustus Loftus by unknown photographer
|15th Governor of New South Wales|
4 August 1879 – 9 November 1885
|Preceded by||Hercules Robinson|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Carrington|
|Born||4 October 1817|
|Died||7 March 1904 (aged 86)|
Lord Augustus William Frederick Spencer Loftus, Ambassador to Prussia from 1865 to 1868, to the North German Confederation from 1868 to 1871 and to the Russian Empire from 1871 to 1879 and Governor of New South Wales from 1879 to 1885.(4 October 1817 – 7 March 1904) was a British diplomat and colonial administrator. He was
Loftus entered the diplomatic service in 1837 as attaché at Berlin and was likewise attaché at Stuttgart in 1844. He was secretary to Sir Stratford Canning in 1848, and after serving as secretary of legation at Stuttgart (1852), and Berlin (1853), was envoy at Vienna (1858), Berlin (1860) and Munich (1862). He was subsequently Ambassador at Berlin from 1865 to 1868, to the North German Confederation from 1868 to 1871 and to Saint Petersburg from 1871 to 1879. He then served as Governor of New South Wales from 1879 to 1885. He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1866 and sworn of the Privy Council in 1868.
Loftus married Emma Maria Greville, daughter of Vice-Admiral Henry Francis Greville, in 1845. They had three sons and two daughters. The town of Emmaville, New South Wales, was named after Emma in 1882. Lady Augustus died in January 1902. Loftus survived her by two years and died in Surrey, England, in March 1904, aged 86.
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Sir George Hamilton Seymour
| British Ambassador to Austria
The Lord Bloomfield
The Lord Bloomfield
| British Minister to Prussia
| British Minister to Bavaria
Sir Henry Howard
The Lord Napier
| British Ambassador to Prussia
(to the North German Confederation 1868-71)
The Lord Ampthill
(as Ambassador to the German Empire)
| British Ambassador to Russia
The Lord Dufferin and Claneboye
| Governor of New South Wales
The Lord Carrington
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