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Portrait as Chairman of the London County Council from "The Graphic", 16 March 1895.

Sir (Robert) Arthur Arnold (28 May 1833 – 20 May 1902) was a Liberal Party politician and author.[1][2]

Educated privately and trained as a surveyor and land agent, in 1861 he was involved in the surveying operations prior to the construction of the Thames Embankment.[3]

In 1867 he married Amelia Elizabeth Hyde of County Cork. They had no children. His wife was a campaigner for women's suffrage and a prominent public figure in her own right.[2]

From 1880-85 he was member of parliament for Salford, Lancashire.

On the creation of the London County Council in 1889, Arnold was elected as a county alderman, and was chairman of the council from 1895 - 1897.[1] He was knighted in 1895. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for the County of London.[1]

He died at his home in Kensington in May 1902, aged 68.

Wikipedia page [1] and Wikisource page [,_Arthur_(DNB12).

An article on Arnold Day [2]

Opening of Telegraph Hill [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Obituary: Sir Arthur Arnold, The Times, 21 May 1902, p.6
  2. 2.0 2.1 G. S. Woods, rev. Jonathan Spain (2004). Arnold, Sir (Robert) Arthur (1833–1902). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on 2008-10-21.
  3. John Sutherland, The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction, Stanford University Press, 1989