William George Mount
The son of William Mount, of Wasing Place, Berkshire, he became a Magistrate in 1851, and High Sheriff in 1877. He was narrowly elected in the general election of 1885, beating his Liberal opponent by 202 votes. He was chairman of Quarter Sessions from 1887 to 1902, and was the first Chairman of Berkshire County Council from 1889 to 1906.
He served as MP for Newbury for 15 years until standing down at the 1900 general election.
Father of Sir William Mount, 1st Baronet, brother-in-law of Richard Fellowes Benyon, MP, of Englefield and great-great grandfather to David Cameron, who became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2010.
- ‘MOUNT, William George’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2014
- Portrait at Berkshire Record Office
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William George Mount
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