Datesd 1920
ActivityWas Head of Collings and Wallis, merchants, Birmingham; retired 1879; Mayor of Birmingham, 1878-1879; Liberal MP, Ipswich (1880-6), Bordesley, Birmingham (1886-1918); PC, 1892; Parliamentary Secretary Local Government Board, 1886; magistrate for Birmingham; founder and president of the Rural League; was chairman Free Libraries Commission, and governor of King Edward's Grammar School; one of the founders and Hon. Secirca of the National Education League; and one of the founders of the Devon and Exeter Boys Industrial School; moved and carrried the Small Holdings Amendment to the address which caused the resignation of Lord Salisbury's Government, January 1886; Under-Secretary of State for Home Office, 1895-1902


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