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Samuel Chapman (British politician)

Sir Samuel Chapman JP (27 August 1859[1] – 29 April 1947) was a Scottish businessman and Scottish Unionist Party politician from Perthshire.

Born in Glasgow, he unsuccessfully contested the Perth constituency in 1906 and January 1910, and the Greenock constituency in December 1910 and in 1918, but was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh South at the 1922 general election[2] (he was chosen as Unionist candidate for that seat over Katharine Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl[3]) and held the seat[4][5][6][7][8] until he stepped down at the 1945 general election.

He was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours, for "Valuable War work, especially in connection with the Perth and Perthshire Prisoners of War Fund; Public and Local services".[9]

He died in Hove, aged 88.[10]

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  1. ^ Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
  2. ^ "No. 32775". The London Gazette. 8 December 1922. p. 8712.
  3. ^ Knox, William. The Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society, 1800-1980 Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006; p. 168
  4. ^ "No. 32897". The London Gazette. 11 January 1924. p. 368.
  5. ^ "No. 32996". The London Gazette. 25 November 1924. p. 8534.
  6. ^ "No. 33508". The London Gazette. 21 June 1929. p. 4117.
  7. ^ "No. 33769". The London Gazette. 6 November 1931. p. 7146.
  8. ^ "No. 34223". The London Gazette. 26 November 1935. p. 7506.
  9. ^ "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 2.
  10. ^ "Deaths". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 30 April 1947. p. 1.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles David Murray
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South
19221945
Succeeded by
William Darling