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William Paterson Templeton

(1876-1938), Politician; MP for Banffshire and Coatbridge

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William Paterson Templeton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123314

William Paterson Templeton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 May 1925
NPG x123314

William Paterson Templeton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x123315

William Paterson Templeton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 May 1925
NPG x123315

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Jim White

13 February 2017, 12:07

William Paterson Templeton was my paternal Great Grandfather. He was born on 8 November 1876 in Mile-end, Glasgow to John and Agnes Templeton. He contested the Ross and Cromarty seat in 1911 as a Liberal Unionist and lost to the Liberal candidate. In 1924 he stood for the Unionist Party in Banffshire, won the seat and represented the constituency until 1929. Thereafter he stood for the Conservative Unionist Party in Coatbridge in 1931 where he won the seal and served as Member of Parliament until 1935. He died on 4 July 1938.

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