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William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, PC, TD, DL (25 May 1867 – 29 June 1932), styled Viscount Ednam before 1885, was a British Conservative politician.
1867 Born son of the 1st Earl of Dudley
1885 When his father died he inherited nearly 30,000 acres (120 km2) of mineral deposits in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, two hundred coal and iron mines, several iron works (including the Round Oak Steel Works) and a substantial fortune, as well as the Earldom.
He was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1902 and 1905 and the fourth Governor-General of Australia between 1908 and 1911.