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George Pryme

(1781—1868) economist


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Pryme was born 4 August 1781 at Cottingham, Yorkshire, the only Child of Abraham and Anna de la Pryme. He died 2 December 1868 at Witwell, Huntingdonshire. In August 1813 he married Jane Townley, and they had one daughter, Alicia. Pryme entered Trinity College, Cambridge in October 1799 and was elected scholar in 1800. He won several awards, earning the nickname ‘Prize Pryme’. He graduated BA in 1803, the sixth wrangler. He practised law for a number of years and was elected to parliament as MP for Cambridge in 1832, serving until 1841.

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From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

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