Mystery Theme VI: Topic Occluded by KlionskyG

Question 3

Who became Chancellor of the Exchequer beginning the day before his 57th birthday and Prime Minister of the UK the day after his 57th birthday? Ironically (as his name suggests longevity) he served as PM for the shortest period of anyone to hold the office: 119 days in the spring and summer of 1827.

George Canning (born April 11, 1770)