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 (rŏk′ĭng-əm, -həm), Second Marquis of Title of Charles Watson-Wentworth. 1730-1782.
British politician who served as prime minister (1765-1766 and 1782), repealed the Stamp Act (1766), and favored American independence.


(Biography) Marquess of, title of Charles Watson-Wentworth. 1730–82, British statesman and leader of the Whig opposition, whose members were known as the Rockingham Whigs; prime minister (1765–66; 1782). He opposed the war with the American colonists
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Noun1.Rockingham - English statesman who served as prime minister and who opposed the war with the American colonies (1730-1782)Rockingham - English statesman who served as prime minister and who opposed the war with the American colonies (1730-1782)
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When he heard that the Rockingham Cabinet was fatigued to death and at its wits' end, he exclaimed that it could not have been the length of the journey which had tired it.
I only wish you could see my new hat and go with me, for Lord Rockingham promised to be there.
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A rare Rockingham spill vase, circa 1830, painted by John Randall with a perched wagtail and exotic birds in flight to the reverse Photo: Graham Ruddock
AFTER his Scottish success, Honda Yuasa Racing's Gordon Shedden heads to Rockingham in a buoyant mood as he resumes his BTCC title challenge.
Rea serves on numerous committees and boards for the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, James Madison University College of Business, Rotary Club of Rockingham County, United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, Valley Business Keynote and numerous other organisations.
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