George William Palmer (British politician)

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George William Palmer (23 May 1851 – 8 October 1913[1]) was a member of the Palmer family, proprietors of the Huntley & Palmers biscuit manufacturers of Reading in England.

He was born in Reading, the son of George Palmer and his wife, Elizabeth Sarah, the daughter of Robert Meteyard. Like his father, George William Palmer served as mayor of Reading and represented the town in parliament. He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for the Reading borough constituency from 1892 to until his defeat at the 1895 general election. He regained the seat at a by-election in 1898, and held it until he resigned from Parliament in 1904, due to advancing deafness.[2][3] His country estate was Marlston House in Bucklebury.

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  1. ^ Who's Who 1914, p. xxiii
  2. ^ "Election intelligence". The Times (36781). London. 30 May 1902. p. 10. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 174. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Townshend Murdoch
Member of Parliament for Reading
18921895
Succeeded by
Charles Townshend Murdoch
Preceded by
Charles Townshend Murdoch
Member of Parliament for Reading
18981904
Succeeded by
Rufus Isaacs