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Frederick Stanley
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    (January 15, 1841-June 14, 1908)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    16th Earl of Derby
    Member of Parliament (1865-1886)
    British War Secretary (1878-80), Colonial Secretary (1885-86) and President of the Board of Trade (1886-88)
    Governor General of Canada (1888-93)
    Lord Mayor of Liverpool (1895-96)
    Donated a silver cup for the best team in amateur Canadian hockey
    Named to the Hockey Hall of Fame as an 'Honoured Builder' (1945)
    Despite a distinguished political career, he is remembered mainly for donating the Stanley Cup.
    He never got to present the Stanley Cup, since he returned to England to succeed his late brother as Earl of Derby before the first championship match was played.
    His indicisiveness while Prime Minister John MacDonald was dying aggrivated the political crisis.
    He traveled widely through Canada, developing an appreciation for the country's natural beauty.
    British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour said he 'had a genius for inspiring affection among those who knew him.'
    He established a tradition of political neutrality for the office of Governor General.
    An avid sportsman, he pursued horse racing and fishing as well as hockey.

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