| Member of Parliament |
for Queen's University of Belfast
6 December 1923 –25 November 1940
|Preceded by||William Whitla|
|Succeeded by||Douglas Savory|
|Born||17 December 1857|
|Died||25 November 1940 82) (aged|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Ulster Unionist Party|
|Alma mater|| Queen's College Belfast |
Royal University of Ireland
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