HARRY L. W. BURNHAM - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 81503
Sale Price $126.00
HARRY L. W. BURNHAM
The British Viscount and Member of Parliament signs his name on this clipping
Clipped signature: "Burnham" in black ink. 3x1¼. Harry L. W. Levy-Lawson, 1st Viscount Burnham (1862-1933), was a British newspaper proprietor and a Liberal Unionist politician. Levy-Lawson was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for St Pancras West in the 1885 general election at the age of 23 but lost the seat in the 1892 general election. He was also a member of the London County Council from 1889 to 1892, for St Pancras (West). He was returned to the Commons as MP for Cirencester at a by-election in 1893 and held the seat until 1895. In 1905 he was elected at a by-election as MP for Mile End and lost the seat in 1906, regaining it in January 1910. In the interim he was Mayor of Stepney between 1907 and 1909. In 1911, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. In 1916 on the death of his father he succeeded to the titles of Baron Burnham and the baronetcy and took his seat in the House of Lords. He also succeeded his father in the management and ownership of the Daily Telegraph. Toned. Irregular edges. Affixed to paper along with newspaper clippings. Otherwise, fine condition.
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