Gerald Hohler

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Sir Gerald Fitzroy Hohler KC (1862 – 30 January 1934)[1] was a British barrister and Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for constituencies in Kent from 1910 to 1929.

Hohler was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He was called to the bar in 1888 at the Inner Temple, and practised on the South-Eastern Circuit.[3] He became a Kings Counsel (KC) in 1906.[3]

Political career[edit]

He was elected at the January 1910 general election as the MP for Chatham,[1] unseating the town's first Labour Party MP John Jenkins,[4] and held the seat until the 1918 general election,[1][4] when he was elected instead as a Coalition Conservative for the new Gillingham division of Rochester.[5] He was returned to the House of Commons at a further three elections before standing down at the 1929 general election,[5] having been knighted in 1924[3] in the resignation honours of Stanley Baldwin.


  1. ^ a b c Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "Hohler, Gerald Fitzroy (HHLR882GF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ a b c "No. 32906". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 February 1924. p. 1262. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 94. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  5. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 226. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Hagan Jenkins
Member of Parliament for Chatham
January 19101918
Succeeded by
John Moore-Brabazon
New constituency Member of Parliament for Gillingham
Succeeded by
Robert Vaughan Gower