Richard Gardner (politician)

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Richard Gardner (1812 – 4 June 1856), was an English member of the United Kingdom Parliament, representing Leicestershire.

Gardner was born in Manchester, the eldest son of Robert Gardner, then a merchant in London. He attended first Charterhouse School,[1] then Manchester School, then finally Wadham College, Oxford University where he graduated with a BA in 1838, at the same time he joined the Inner Temple and practised as a barrister. Through this time he spoke about universal suffrage and published some political pamphlets on the subject.[2][3] He was elected as a Liberal member of parliament for Leicester in 1847 and was defeated in June, 1848, then re-elected in the general election of 1852, and held the seat until his death 4 June 1856.[2][3]

He married in 1850,[4] Lucy, the only daughter of count de Mandelsloh, minister plenipotentiary from Wurtemberg. He died 4 June 1856 from a heart condition,[5] leaving his wife and two daughters.[3] He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

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  1. ^ Parish, William Douglas (1879). List of Carthusians, 1800–1879 . Lewes: Farncombe and Co. p. 92.
  2. ^ a b Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Gardner, Richard (2)" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ a b c Smith, Jeremiah Finch (1874). The Admission Register of the Manchester School. Remains Historical and Literary connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Cheshire Vol. XCIV. 3, part 2. Manchester: Chetham Society. p. 198. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  5. ^ "London Friday, June 6, 1856". The Morning Chronicle. 6 June 1856. p. 1.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Easthope and Wynne Ellis
Member of Parliament for Leicester
1847–1848
With: Sir Joshua Walmsley
Succeeded by
John Ellis and Richard Harris
Preceded by
John Ellis and Richard Harris
Member of Parliament for Leicester
1852–56
With: Sir Joshua Walmsley
Succeeded by
Sir Joshua Walmsley and John Biggs