Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton

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Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton PC (27 October 1774 – 13 May 1848) was a British politician and financier, and a member of the Baring family. Baring was the second son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, and of Harriet, daughter of William Herring. His grandfather, John Baring (1697–1748), emigrated from Germany and established the family in England.