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Portrait from "the Graphic", 7 September 1889.

Edmund Routledge
(30 January 1843 - 25 August 1899) was a book publisher.[1]

He was the second son of George Routledge, founder of the Routledge Publishing House. Following a private education, he entered the family business in 1859.[1]

He was also interested in politics, standing unsuccessfully for parliament on three occassions for the Liberal Party at North Kensington in 1886, North Paddington in 1887[2] and at Ayr Burghs in 1890.[3] When the London County Council was created in 1889, he became an one of the first aldermen as a member of the Progressive Party, serving until 1895.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Routledge, Edmund
  2. Election Intelligence, The Times, 4 July 1887 p.6
  3. Election Intelligence, The Times, 26 February 1890 p.10

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