The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Newmarch, William (1820–1882)

  • D. P. O’Brien
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Newmarch was born in Thirsk, Yorkshire, and died in Torquay. He had little formal education, but rose from the position of bank clerk to be a force in the City of London, being manager of Glyn Mills from 1862 to 1881. An excitable but effective speaker, he was a member of the Political Economy Club from 1852 (Treasurer 1855–1882), and a considerable force in the (Royal) Statistical Society of which he was Secretary 1854–1862 and President 1869–1871. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and wrote for the Morning Chronicle and the Economist.

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