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Sir Arthur Pendarves Vivian KCB (4 June 1834 - 18 August 1926) was a British Liberal politician.

Vivian was the third son of the industrialist John Henry Vivian and his wife Sarah, daughter of Arthur Jones, of Reigate. Henry Vivian, 1st Baron Swansea, was his elder brother and Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian, his uncle. He was elected to the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Cornwall West in 1868, a seat he held until 1885, when the constituency was abolished. In Glamorgan he served as a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant and as a county councillor (1889-98) and in Cornwall as Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff (1889) and as a county alderman (1898-1926). He was honorary colonel of the 6th Battalion, the Welch Regiment and brigadier-general commanding the South Wales Volunteer and Border Brigade.

Vivian married firstly, 3 March 1867, Lady Augusta Emily, daughter of Edwin Wyndham-Quin, 3rd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl. She died on 11 February 1877. He married secondly, 10 March 1880, Lady Jane Georgina, daughter of John Dalrymple, 10th Earl of Stair. There were children from both marriages. His second wife died on 8 June 1914.

Arthur Vivian died on 18 August 1926, aged 92.

See also


  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  • Burke, Sir Bernard; Burke, Ashworth P. (1928). Burke’s Peerage. London: Burke’s Peerage Ltd.  
  • Edwin Jaggard (ed.) Liberalism in West Cornwall: The 1868 Election Papers of A Pendarves Vivian MP; Devon & Cornwall Record Office, New Series Volume 42, 2000

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Davey
Sir John St Aubyn
Member of Parliament for Cornwall West
With: Sir John St Aubyn
Constituency abolished


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