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Richard Attenborough

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Richard Attenborough (c1822-1901)


1901 Obituary [1]

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH died at his residence, Horton House, Northampton, on May 19, 1901, at the age of seventy-nine. He was one of the best known members of the family of London pawnbrokers of that name. He went at an early age to London from Northamptonshire to take part in his uncle's business, and subsequently retired to Reading, where he became a member of the Town Council and an officer in the Berks Volunteers. He twice contested the parliamentary borough on behalf of the Conservatives, at the general election of 1874 and the by-election of 1878, but was unsuccessful on both occasions. He afterwards moved to his native county, and at the time of his death possessed valuable iron mines in Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1898.


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