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Albert Kaye Rollit

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Sir Albert Kaye Rollit (1842-1922) was a British politician, lawyer, and businessman.

Born in Hull, he became a solicitor and went on to become president of the Law Society. He later became a shipowner.

In 1886 he was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament for the South Islington constituency.

In 1892 he put forward a private member's bill in favour of women's suffrage, which failed narrowly.

Having opposed Chamberlain's Tariff Reform proposals, he was defeated in the 1906 general election, and failed to get elected as a Liberal in Epsom in 1910.

As a businessman he was well known on the Continent of Europe and acted as consul-general for Romania from 1911 until his death. He was also a magistrate in Berkshire.

Rollit married twice. His second wife was Mary, dowager Duchess of Sutherland. He was her third husband.

1922 August 12th. Died

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