Wigram was a younger son of Sir Robert Wigram, 1st Baronet, by his second wife Eleanor, daughter of John Watts. His numerous brothers included Sir Robert Fitzwygram, 2nd Baronet (1773–1843), a Director of the Bank of England and a Tory Member of Parliament who changed his name from Wigram to Fitzwygram, Sir James Wigram, a judge, Octavius Wigram, Joseph Cotton Wigram, Bishop of Rochester, and George Wigram. He was a part-owner of Wigram and Green, shipbuilders.
In 1850, Wigram was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Cambridge University, a seat he held until 1859. He was a regular contributor in the House of Commons, speaking 150 times during his nine-year stint in parliament.
- William Courthope, Debrett's complete peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1838), p. 605
- thepeerage.com Loftus Tottenham Wigram
- nmm.ac.uk The Green Blackwall Collection
- leighrayment.com House of Commons: Caernarfon to Cambridgeshire South West
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Mr Loftus Wigram
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Hon. Charles Evan Law
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With: Henry Goulburn 1850–1856
Spencer Horatio Walpole 1856–1859
Spencer Horatio Walpole
Charles Jasper Selwyn