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About Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet, MP,_2nd_Baronet

Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet (12 June 1772 – 3 April 1848), was a British banker and MP.

He was the eldest son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, founder of Barings Bank. His grandfather John Baring (1697–1748) had emigrated from Germany and established the family in England. Thomas became a partner in Baring Brothers & Co. in 1804, remaining until 1809. After his early career with the bank, Sir Thomas was elected a British Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituencies of High Wycombe and Hampshire (until 1831).

From 1832 to 1833 he was the chairman of the London and South Western Railway. He was president of the London Institution and Director of the British Institution. In June, 1841 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He succeeded Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet and was succeeded by his eldest son, Francis, who was later raised to the peerage as Baron Northbrook. His other children included:

Thomas (1799–1873)

John (1801–1888)

Charles (1807–1879) and,

five daughters.

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