Robert Wallace

MP (Liberal)


Exact date of end of tenure in Greenock not known: Hansard online gives only 1845.

Although he was quite a frequent speaker in the House of Commons between 1833 and 1845 he is best known for his advocacy of postal reform and support for Rowland Hill. He chaired the Select Committee investigating Hill's plan for the penny post which, in its 1838 report, supported the idea. (The penny post was introduced in 1839.)

His speeches throw little light on his attitudes towards the post-Emancipation Caribbean.


A. H. Millar, ‘Wallace, Robert (1773–1855)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 ODNB, accessed 16 October 2012.

Elections / Constituences

Greenock Renfrewshire
1832 - 1845