GRANDSON of Dr. Corbett, a medical practitioner in Gorbals, who was noted for his benevolence in his time, and second son of the late Thomas Corbett, of South Cove, and Sarah, daughter of A. Cameron, Edinburgh, the member of Parliament for Tradeston Division of Glasgow was born 22nd May, 1856. He was educated privately, early entered into the arena of politics, and in 1884 unsuccessfully contested North Warwickshire in the Liberal interest. In the following year, however, as a Liberal Unionist, he was returned by the Tradeston Division of Glasgow. The throwing-out of Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule Bill almost immediately caused another General Election, but Mr. Cameron Corbett, as a Unionist, was again returned, and he has kept his seat notwithstanding the fact that he has been opposed at each subsequent election. In 1904 he presented to the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Glasgow, for the good of the citizens, a large part of the picturesque estate of Thornliebank, along with the mansion-house, his own residence; and more recently he conferred upon the city the still more princely gift of Ardgoil estate on Loch Long. He married in 1887 Mary, daughter of John Polson of Castle Levan, near Greenock, who died in 1902. He is a magistrate for the counties of Warwick and Lanark.

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