William Jardine Herries Maxwell

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William Jardine Herries Maxwell (4 March 1852 – 31 July 1933)[1] was a Liberal Unionist politician in Scotland.

Maxwell was the son of Wellwood Herries Maxwell of Munches in Buittle and his wife Jane Home Jardine.[2]

Maxwell was elected at the 1892 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dumfriesshire, but lost it very narrowly in 1895, when his Liberal Party opponent had a majority of only 13 votes.[3] He regained his seat in 1900, but stood down at the 1906 general election.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Scottish Archive Network - Maxwell of Munches
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 535. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Robert Jardine
Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire
18921895
Succeeded by
Robinson Souttar
Preceded by
Robinson Souttar
Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire
19001906
Succeeded by
Percy Molteno