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Henry Lushington (April 13, 1812 – August 11, 1855) was an English colonial administrator, chief secretary to the government of Malta. He was part of the Cambridge Apostles.
Lushington was born in Singleton, near Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, 13 April 1812, the son of Edmund Henry Lushington, of Queens' College, Cambridge, B.A. 1787, M.A. 1790, a puisne judge in Ceylon, and Sophia Philips.He was the brother of Edmund Law Lushington and Franklin Lushington. Henry, the second son, was educated at Charterhouse School, 1823–8, and at the age of 15 was at the head of the school. He became a student of Trinity College, Cambridge in October 1829. In 1832, and again in 1833, he obtained the university's Porson Prize for Greek iambics. In 1834 he graduated B.A. as senior optime and with a first class in the classical tripos, and he proceeded M.A. in 1837. He was elected a fellow of his college in 1836. Called to the bar at the Inner Temple on 20 November 1840, he went the home circuit. Lushington was one of the earliest and most zealous admirers of Alfred Tennyson's youthful genius. In 1841 he made the poet's personal acquaintance, and the dedication of The Princess to Lushington in 1847 commemorates the cordial intimacy which followed. Lord Grey in 1847 appointed him chief secretary to the government of Malta, and in 1849 he brought forward the proposed code of laws before the newly elected legislative council. Although in weak health he remained at his post till 1855, when he left for a visit to England. He died on the journey at Paris, 11 August 1855, and was buried at Boxley, Kent.
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