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Thomas Chambers

Thomas Chambers

Sir Thomas Chambers (1814-1891) was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1852 and 1885.

In 1852 Chambers was elected Member of Parliament for Hertford but lost the seat in 1857. He was a Common Serjeant of London from 1857 to 1878 and was a Lieutenant for the City of London. In 1861 he became a Q.C. and a Bencher of his Inn.

In 1865 he was elected MP for Marylebone. He was knighted on 14 March 1872 and in the same year became Treasurer of Middle Temple. He was President of the National Chamber of Trade from 1874 to around 1880, Recorder of London from 1878 to 1891 and Steward of Southwark in 1884. He held his seat in Marylebone until 1885.

Photographed by Maull and Co of London.


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