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- Alexander Raphael was the first British-Armenian to serve in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. He was returned as a Liberal MP from the Irish constituency of County Carlow, at a by-election in June 1835. However the election was challenged on petition and he was unseated on 19 August 1835. Raphael succeeded in entering the House of Commons as a Catholic Tory from St Albans in 1847 and retained the seat until his death. Prior to serving in Parliament, he had been Sheriff of London for 1834, where he lost the tip of his left index finger in a fight with a criminal. His father was Edward Raphael who was one of the founders of the Carniac Bank in Madras, India, which opened its doors in 1788.
- nationality: Armenia
- died in (166 years ago)
- Alexander Raphael is a film director, cinematographer and editor.
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Encyclopaedia of Heraldry (1851)
Or General Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Comprising a Registry of All Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time, Including the Late Grants by the College of Arms by John Burke, Bernard Burke
Raphael (granted to Alexander Raphael, of Ditton Lodge, co. Surrey, esq.) Quarterly, az. and ar. a cross moline or, in the first quarter the sun in splendour; in the second a mount representing Mount Ararat, the ark. on the summit, and a city at ...
For Universal Reference by Benjamin Vincent
Alexander Raphael the first Roman Catholic sheriff of London Sept.
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