Alfred Webb

Other names: 

Alfred John Webb

Date of birth: 
10 May 1834
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Date of death: 
31 Jul 1908
Location of death: 
Shetland Islands

Alfred Webb was an Irish nationalist. He was elected MP for West Waterford in 1890 for the Irish Parliamentary Party. Waterford West was a UK parliamentary constituency for Ireland from 1885 to 1918. Webb was elected again in 1892 on an anti-Parnell ticket. He became a member of the Indian parliamentary party set up by William Wedderburn following the election of Dadabhai Naoroji.

Webb resigned from Parliament in 1895 but remained involved in Irish and Indian nationalist politics. During a visit to India in 1898 he was elected President of the Indian National Congress.

Secondary works: 

Legg, Marie-Louise (ed.), Alfred Webb: The Autobiography of a Quaker nationalist (Cork: Cork University Press, 1999)

O'Donoghue, D. J., ‘Webb, Alfred John (1834–1908)’, rev. Alan O'Day, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004) []

Regan-Lefebvre, Jennifer, Cosmopolitan Nationalism in the Victorian Empire: Ireland, India and the Politics of Alfred Webb (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Archive source: 

National Library, Ireland

Trinity College, Dublin

Religious Society of Friends, Dublin