Robert Armitage (politician)

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R. Armitage

Robert Armitage (22 February 1866 – 10 February 1944) was Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, England, from 1906 to 1922[1] and Lord Mayor of Leeds in 1904–05.[2][3]

He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was director of several mining companies including Brodsworth Main Colliery Company, Llay Main Colllieries, Markham Main Colliery and Wagon Finance Corporation.[4]

He lived at Farnley Hall, Leeds.[5]

Armitage was the nephew of Edward Armitage and Thomas Rhodes Armitage, the uncle of Robert Selby Armitage, and second cousin once removed of Edward Leathley Armitage.

The National Portrait Gallery holds two photographs of Armitage.[6]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "Obituaries: Mr Robert Armitage". The Times. 11 February 1944. p. 7. 
  3. ^ "Lord Mayors & Aldermen of Leeds since 1626" (pdf). leeds City Council. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  4. ^ Durham Mining Museum page cached at Google
  5. ^ "Robert Armitage". Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Robert Armitage (1866-1944), Politician and Lord Mayor of Leeds". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gerald William Balfour
Member of Parliament for Leeds Central
Succeeded by
Arthur Wellesley Willey