William Chambers (politician)

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William Chambers

William Chambers (24 May 1809 – 21 March 1882), was a politician, the illegitimate son of the industrialist William Chambers of Llanelli, and a member of the Chambers family.

William Chambers the younger was born in Valenciennes, France, but was educated in England, first at Eton College and then at St John's College, Cambridge.[1] In 1839 he co-founded the Llanelly Reform Society. He was the leader of a demonstration at Mynydd Sylen in August 1843, during the Rebecca Riots, but shortly afterwards he helped the authorities to capture rioters who attaked the toll-gate at Pontarddulais. In 1850, he was the first chairman of the Llanelli Board of Health.


  1. ^ "Chambers, William (CHMS826W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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