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Archibald Cameron Corbett, 1st Baron Rowallan (23 May 1856 – 19 March 1933), was a Scottish Liberal Party and Liberal Unionist Party politician.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Family Life 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] The second son of Thomas Corbett, a Glasgow
Glasgow
merchant and philanthropist, and Sarah (née Cameron),[1] he was educated at home and at the Glasgow
Glasgow
Academy. With his older brother Thomas, he took up the offer of a world tour rather than go to university. On his return, he briefly studied sculpture in South Kensington
South Kensington
and then managed his father's estates in Essex
Essex
which he bought from his uncle after his father's death in 1880. He became one of the principal developers of the eastern suburbs of London.[2] Political career[edit] An interest in philanthropy led him into politics and first contested North Warwickshire in 1884 at the age of 28. At the 1885 general election he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Tradeston, first as a Liberal and from 1886 as a Liberal Unionist. In August 1908 he crossed the floor of the House and rejoined the Liberal Party. He held Glasgow
Glasgow
Tradeston until his retirement from the House of Commons in 1911, when he was created 1st Baron Rowallan, of Rowallan in the County of Ayr.[3] Family Life[edit] In 1887, he married Alice Mary Polson, the daughter of John Polson who was the co-founder of the corn merchants firm of Brown & Polson. They had a daughter, Elsie Cameron and two sons; Thomas Godfrey Polson and Arthur Cameron who joined the Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Naval Air Service
and was killed in 1916.[4] In 1901, the Corbetts bought the 6,000 acre Rowallan Estate in Ayrshire. Their previous Scottish home at Rouken Glen was donated to the citizens of Glasgow
Glasgow
as a public park. In 1906, he donated the Ardgoil
Ardgoil
estate to Glasgow
Glasgow
as well.[5] He died on 19 March 1933 and was succeeded by his son. References[edit]

Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed] Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

^ Rowallan: the autobiography of Lord Rowallan, Paul Harris Publishing Ltd, 1976, ISBN 0-919670-12-1 p5 ^ Rowallan: the autobiography of Lord Rowallan, Paul Harris Publishing Ltd, 1976, ISBN 0-919670-12-1 pp.7-12 ^ "No. 28512". The London
London
Gazette. 11 July 1911. p. 5169.  ^ Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain, Burke's Peerage Partnership 2001, ISBN 0-9711966-0-5 p.251 ^ Rowallan: the autobiography of Lord Rowallan, Paul Harris Publishing Ltd, 1976, ISBN 0-919670-12-1 pp.31-32

External links[edit]

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Archibald Corbett

Parliament of the United Kingdom

New constituency Member of Parliament for Glasgow
Glasgow
Tradeston 1885–1911 Succeeded by James Dundas White

Peerage of the United Kingdom

New constituency Baron Rowallan 1911–1933 Succeeded 

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