Robert Hamilton

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Sir Robert William Hamilton (b. 26th August 1867, d. 15th July 1944), Liberal Party, was elected as MP for the constituency of Orkney & Shetland on 15th November 1922, replacing Malcolm Smith. He served until 1935 when he was replaced by Basil Neven-Spence.

He was the first Shetland MP to have a Government position when he became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in the National Government in September 1931 until 1932 and was appointed Scottish Liberal Whip in 1934.

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