13 Facts About Alfred Webb


Alfred John Webb was an Irish Quaker from a family of activist printers.

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Alfred Webb became an Irish Parliamentary Party politician and Member of Parliament, as well as a participant in nationalist movements around the world.

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Alfred Webb supported Butt's Home Government Association and the United Irish League.

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Alfred Webb was the first child and only son of the three children of Richard Davis Webb and Hannah Waring Webb.

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Alfred Webb was interested in literature and history and began to write A Compendium of Irish Biography.

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Alfred Webb was inspired by the Fenians, although he believed in non-violence and the Fenians of that time believed that Ireland could only gain independence through an armed revolution.

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Alfred Webb was first elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom on 24 February 1890, when he won a by-election for the West Waterford constituency.

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Alfred Webb was again returned for West Waterford in the 1892 general election, this time as an anti-Parnellite MP.

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Alfred Webb's family had taken an interest in the welfare of British colonies and had been outspoken opponents of the opium traffic into China.

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Alfred Webb was elected, as a member of the Liberal party, in 1892, the year of the Liberal landslide to the Finsbury Central Westminster seat.

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Alfred Webb was a supporter of Anti-Caste, Britain's first anti-racism journal which fellow Quaker activist Catherine Impey founded in 1888.

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Alfred Webb was able to rally subscribers and activists for the journal around the world.

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Alfred Webb was laid to rest in the Quaker burial ground in Temple Hill, Monkstown, Dublin.

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