David Duncan (UK Politician)

David Duncan (UK Politician)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Duncan (1831 - 30 December 1886) was a British merchant and shipper and a Liberal politician who briefly represented the seat of Barrow-in-Furness. Duncan was born at Alyth, Perthshire, the fourth son of James Duncan, a manufacturer and merchant, and was educated at the High School of Dundee. He and his elder brother James went to South America where they became very successful traders. In 1851 he went into partnership with Alexander Balfour and Stephen Williamson in the shipping business of Balfour Williamson. He and Wiliamson were based in Valparaiso while Balfour looked after the Liverpool end of the business. After the partnership ran into personal difficulties, Duncan left Balfour Williamson in 1863, and formed his own company, Duncan Fox & Co., which became a great commercial rival of Balfour Williamson in Chile, with interests in mining as well as shipping. He returned to England and lived at Gayton Hall in Cheshire where he was a J. P. and was also a director of the Royal Insurance Company. In 1885 he was elected as a Member of Parliament for Barrow-in-Furness, but was unseated on petition.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134950394
  • 9786134950398