Richard Harden (politician)

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Major James Richard Edwards Harden DSO MC (12 December 1916 – 22 October 2000), known as Richard Harden, was a Northern Irish politician. Born in Tandragee, County Armagh and educated at Bedford School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was an Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for Armagh from a by-election in 1948 until he resigned his seat on 5 November 1954 by the procedural device of accepting the nominally-paid position of Steward of the Manor of Northstead.[1]

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  1. ^ Department of Information Services (24 January 2017). "MPs appointed to the Chiltern Hundreds or Manor of Northstead stewardships since the 1945 Parliament". House of Commons Library.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Allen
Member of Parliament for Armagh
Succeeded by
C. W. Armstrong