World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Thomas Chambers (MP)

Sir Thomas Chambers (17 December 1814 – 24 December 1891) was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1852 and 1885.

Chambers was the son of Thomas Chambers of Hertford and his wife Sarah.[1] He was educated at Clare College, Cambridge and called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1840.[2]

In 1852 Chambers was elected Member of Parliament for Hertford but lost the seat in 1857.[3] 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.[1]

In 1865 Chambers was elected MP for Marylebone.[4] He was knighted on 14 March 1872, and in 1872 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. In parliament he was an advocate of the inspection of Convents and the legalisation of marriage with a deceased wife's sister.[2] He held his seat at Marylebone until 1885.[4]

Chambers died at the age of 77 and was buried at All Saints', Hertford.

Chambers married Diana White, who was the niece and adopted daughter of John Green of Hertford in 1851.[1]


External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Fermoy
John Harvey Lewis
Member of Parliament for Marylebone
With: John Harvey Lewis to 1865
William Forsyth 1865–1874
Daniel Grant 1874–1885
Constituency divided

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.