Honorary Freedom of the City of Birmingham

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Below is a list of Honorary Freemen of the City of Birmingham.

The City of Birmingham, England has granted Honorary Freedom to individuals and military organisations since 1888. Designation as a Freeman of the City is an honorary title and, subject to a two-thirds majority of the Council, is granted to persons of distinction and those who have rendered eminent services to the City. The following have received this honour (up to 1998):

Picture Name Received
Joseph Chamberlain.jpg Joseph Chamberlain MP 20 March 1888
Philip Henry Muntz, Vanity Fair, 1875-08-07.jpg Philip Henry Muntz JP 23 October 1888
Thomas Avery JP 4 October 1892
George Dixon MP.jpg George Dixon MP 4 January 1898
John Thackray Bunce JP 7 March 1899
Earl Roberts of Kandahar.jpg Earl Roberts VC KG OM 1 January 1901
Edward Lawley Parker JP 31 October 1904
JesseCollings.jpg Jesse Collings MP 13 June 1911
William Kenrick (Birmingham).jpg William Kenrick JP 13 June 1911
Frances Corder Clayton JP 2 July 1912
Charles Gabriel Beale Beale JP 2 July 1912
Sir William Henry Bowater JP 4 January 1916
BillyHughes.png William Moris Hughes 22 May 1916
David Lloyd George.jpg David Lloyd George OM MP 5 February 1921
Gws balfour 02.jpg Earl Balfour KG OM 22 June 1922
Sir George Hamilton Kenrick 25 September 1923
Sir David Brooks GBE JP 25 September 1923
Laszlo - The Rt. Hon. Sir Austen Chamberlain.jpg Sir Austen Chamberlain KG PC MP 22 February 1926
Barrow Cadbury JP 6 May 1932
Neville chamberlain1921.jpg Neville Chamberlain PC MP 6 May 1932
John Henry Lloyd MA JP 6 May 1932
Ernest Martineau CMG DL 11 July 1938
Barrow Cadbury by Thomas Bowman Garvie.jpg William Adlington Cadbury 11 July 1938
Wilfred Byng Kenrick 11 July 1938
Henry James Sayer JP 11 July 1938
Jan Smuts 1947.jpg Jan Christiaan Smuts CH KC 19 May 1944
Sir Winston Churchill - 19086236948.jpg Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill CH FRS MP 31 October 1946
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1946
Clement Attlee.png Clement R. Attlee CH MP 18 October 1947
William Slim, 1950.jpg Sir William J. Slim KCB 18 October 1947
Sir F. H. C. Wiltshire MC 18 October 1947
H. Barrow 12 April 1949
Mrs. A. M. Howes MBE JP 16 April 1955
Sir Barry Jackson.jpg Sir Barry V. Jackson 16 April 1955
Sir S. Vernon 16 April 1955
Sir T. B. Pritchett MC DL 7 May 1960
Sir A. Bradbeer JP 7 May 1960
268 Regiment, Royal Artillery TA 4 June 1966
Sir Francis. F. Griffin 2 May 1970
H. Watton CBE JP 2 May 1970
35th Signal Regiment 12 September 1970
E. W. Horton JP 15 September 1973
E. E. Mole OBE JP 15 September 1973
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 7 May 1975
HMS Birmingham 11 May 1978
Sir N. B. A. Bosworth CBE 4 December 1982
Sir George Adrian Hayhurst Cadbury 4 December 1982
Julius Silverman MP 4 December 1982
Queen's Own Hussars 4 October 1983
Mrs. M. A. Brown CBE JP 25 October 1986
Mrs. F. M. Cocks OBE JP 25 October 1986
Sir Reginald E. Eyre 23 February 1991
Baron Howell of Aston Manor 23 February 1991
Rattle BPH-Rittershaus1-Wikipedia.jpg Sir Simon D. Rattle CBE 1 October 1996
Miss L. Clayton 1 October 1996
Cllr. Peter Hollingworth JP 2011

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