Richard Chamberlain (politician)

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Richard Chamberlain (c. 1840 – 1899)[1] was a Liberal and later Liberal Unionist politician in the United Kingdom.

The younger brother of Joseph Chamberlain,[2] he was Mayor of Birmingham from 1879 to 1880,[2] and later Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington West from 1885 to 1892.[1] His relative, Robert Francis Martineau was also a City of Birmingham alderman and a member of the Birmingham University council.[3]


  1. ^ a b Historical list of MPs: I
  2. ^ a b Anderton, Thomas (1900). A Tale of One City: The New Birmingham. Birmingham: Midland Counties Herald. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  3. ^ Alamac, British. "British Alamac 1882". British Alamanac - The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge . R.F. Martineau - Coucil of Birmimgham University. Company of Stationers, London 1812. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Islington West
Succeeded by
Thomas Lough