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Sir Julian Goldsmid, 3rd Baronet (8 October 1838 - 7 January 1896) was a British lawyer, businessman and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1866 and 1896.

Goldsmid was the son of Frederick Goldsmid and his wife Caroline Samuel. His father was a banker and Member of Parliament for Honiton. Goldsmid was educated privately until he entered University College, London. In 1864 he became a fellow of University College, and was also called to the bar.[1] After a brief period on the Oxford circuit, he gave up practicing law when he was elected to parliament.[2]

Goldsmid became M.P. for Honiton in March 1866. However Honiton was disfranchised in 1868 by the Reform Act of 1867 and Goldsmid stood for Mid-Surrey without success. He was elected for Rochester in 1870 and held the seat until 1880. In 1885 was elected for St Pancras South. In 1894 Goldsmid was deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.[3]

In 1878 Goldsmid succeeded his uncle, Sir Francis Goldsmid to the baronetcy and to estates, in Sussex, Kent, Berkshire, and elsewhere. He also bore the Portugese title of Baron de Goldsmid e da Palmeira.[1] His business interests included being chairman of the Submarine Telegraph Company and the Imperial and Continental Gas Association, and he was a director of the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway. An engine was named Goldsmid after him in 1892.[4]

Goldsmid was treasurer of University College in 1880-81 and was a member of the council of University College Hospital. He was vice-chancellor of the University of London when he died. He was Deputy lieutenant of Kent, Sussex, and Berkshire, J. P. for Kent, Sussex, and London, colonel of the 1st Sussex Rifle Volunteers, and honorary colonel of the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers.[5]

Goldsmid died at the age of 57 at Brighton where his grandfather, Sir Isaac Goldsmid had purchased the Wick Estate in 1830. "Julian Road" in the estate is named after him.[6]

In 1868 Goldsmid married Virginia Philipson of Florence and had eight daughters.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Goldsmid
Alexander Baillie-Cochrane
Member of Parliament for Honiton
With: Alexander Baillie-Cochrane
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Philip Wykeham Martin
John Alexander Kinglake
Member of Parliament for Rochester
With: Philip Wykeham Martin 1870-1878
Sir Arthur Otway 1878-1880
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Otway
Roger Leigh
Preceded by
See Marylebone constituency
Member of Parliament for St Pancras South
New constituency
1885- 1896
Succeeded by
Herbert Merton Jessel


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