Warren Stormes Hale

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John Robert Dicksee: Portrait of Warren Stormes Hale, 1853

Warren Stormes Hale (1791–1872) was Lord Mayor of London and founder of the City of London School.

Born on 2 February 1791 he was orphaned and became an apprentice candlemaker or chandler; he was later twice Master of the Tallow Chandlers' Company.

He was elected to the Common Council in 1825, as Alderman in 1856, Sheriff in 1858 and Lord Mayor in 1864. He was responsible for using the surplus from John Carpenter's bequest to establish the City of London School.

He died on 23 August 1872.

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