THE Member for Bridgeton Division is a son of Charles Cleland, manufacturer, and was born in Glasgow in 1874. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and at Baliol College, Oxford. He graduated with Honours in the School of Jurisprudence, and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1899. He was President of the Oxford Union, and on the London County Council, of which he became a member in 1901, he has been Chairman of the Parks and Establishment Committees. After contesting Lewisham unsuccessfully in 1903, he was returned for his present constituency at the General Election of 1906. Mr. Cleland is unmarried, and his chief pastimes have been cycling and volunteering.

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