Jonathan Pim

(1806—1885) philanthropist and politician

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(1806–85), proprietor, with his brother William Harvey Pim, of the Dublin firm of Pim Brothers, drapers and textile manufacturers. During the Great Famine he was joint secretary, with Joseph Bewley, of the central relief committee of the Society of Friends. He was Liberal MP for Dublin 1865–74, the first Irish Quaker to sit in parliament.

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Subjects: European History.

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