Loftus Wigram

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Loftus Tottenham Wigram QC (6 November 1803 – 19 September 1889) was a British barrister, businessman and Conservative politician.

Wigram was a younger son of Sir Robert Wigram, 1st Baronet, by his second wife Eleanor, daughter of John Watts. His numerous brothers included Sir Robert Fitzwygram, 2nd Baronet (1773–1843), a Director of the Bank of England and a Tory Member of Parliament who changed his name from Wigram to Fitzwygram, Sir James Wigram, a judge, Octavius Wigram, Joseph Cotton Wigram, Bishop of Rochester, and George Wigram.[1][2] He was a part-owner of Wigram and Green, shipbuilders.[3]

In 1850, Wigram was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Cambridge University, a seat he held until 1859.[4] He was a regular contributor in the House of Commons, speaking 150 times during his nine-year stint in parliament.[5]

Wigram married Lady Katherine Jane, daughter of Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, in 1849. She died in September 1863. Wigram died in September 1889, aged 85.[2]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Goulburn
Hon. Charles Evan Law
Member of Parliament for Cambridge University
1850–1859
With: Henry Goulburn 1850–1856
Spencer Horatio Walpole 1856–1859
Succeeded by
Spencer Horatio Walpole
Charles Jasper Selwyn