Harry Cunningham Brodie

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Harry Brodie MP, circa 1906

Harry Cunningham Brodie (18 January 1875 – 27 February 1956) was a Canada-born British Liberal Party politician and businessman. He was born in Ross Bay, British Columbia, the eldest son of John Brodie, of Hamsell Manor, Sussex. He was educated at Winchester School. He married in 1909, Mabel Hart, a daughter of Sir Robert Hart. They had two sons. His wife died in 1951.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was a member of the Liberal Eighty Club. Standing for the first time, he was elected Liberal MP for the Reigate Division of Surrey, at the 1906 General Election, gaining the seat from the Conservatives. He served just one parliamentary term, losing the seat back to the Conservatives at the General Election of January 1910. He did not stand for parliament again.[2]

Military career[edit]

He was a Major in the Middlesex Yeomanry (Duke of Cambridge’s Hussars). During World War One, he served in Egypt in 1915–16 and France in 1917.[3]

Business career[edit]

He was a partner in the firm of Findlay, Durham & Brodie, colonial merchants. He was a director of Ohlsson’s Cape Breweries Ltd, and of Ocean Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. He was Chairman of the Delagoa Bay Agency Co. Ltd and Chairman of the East Africa Engineering & Trading Co. Ltd. He was on the Council of the London Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the South African Section from 1943–50.[4]


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  • British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F. W. S.


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  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Cubitt
Member of Parliament for Reigate
1906January 1910
Succeeded by
Richard Hamilton Rawson