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Edward Thomas Holden

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Sir Edward Thomas Holden (1831-1926) of E. T. Holden and Son was a British businessman and Liberal Party politician, who was briefly member of parliament for Walsall.

1831 September 10th. Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, the son of Edward Holden and his wife Elizabeth née Mason of New York City. Brother to James Alexander Holden

Following a private education, he joined the firm of tanners and curriers founded by his father

1844 At the age of 13 he was working in his father's tanyards.

Eventually he became head of the company.

1854 Married Caroline Glass of Edinburgh. They made their home at Glenelg, Great Barr, and had one son.

1926 November 13th. Died.

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