Montague Chambers

Montague Chambers QC (November 1799 - 18 September 1885)[1] was an English lawyer and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1852 and 1874.

Montague Chambers

QC
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Greenwich
In office
1852–1857
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Devonport
In office
1866–1874
Personal details
BornNovember 1799
Died18 September 1885
Fulham, London
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
Alma materRoyal Military College, Sandhurst
ProfessionBarrister
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army
UnitGrenadier Guards

Chambers was the son of George Chambers, son of the architect Sir William Chambers and his wife Jane Rodney, daughter of Admiral the 1st Baron Rodney.[dubious ][2] He was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and served in the Grenadier Guards.

In February 1828, he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. He became editor of "The Law Journal" in 1835. He went on the Home circuit and in 1845 was appointed a Queen's Counsel. He was a bencher of his inn and a member of the Royal Institution.[3]

Chambers stood unsuccessfully for parliament at Greenwich at a by-election in February 1852,[4] but was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Greenwich at the general election in July 1852.[4] He was defeated at the 1857 general election.[4] In 1865 he stood unsuccessfully for parliament at Bedford.[3] He was elected an MP for Devonport at a by-election on 22 May 1866,[5] and held the seat until he stood down from the Commons at the 1874 general election.[5][6]

Chambers died in the Fulham district at the age of 85.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Papers Past - Wanganui Herald
  2. ^ William Courthope, Debrett's complete peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  3. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  4. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 9. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  5. ^ a b Craig, pages 109–110
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Salomons
Houston Stewart
Member of Parliament for Greenwich
18521857
With: Peter Rolt to Feb 1857
Sir William Codrington from Feb 1857
Succeeded by
John Townsend
Sir William Codrington
Preceded by
William Ferrand
John Fleming
Member of Parliament for Devonport
18661874
With: Lord Eliot 1866–68
John Delaware Lewis 1868–74
Succeeded by
John Henry Puleston
George Edward Price