The younger brother of Joseph Chamberlain, he was Mayor of Birmingham from 1879 to 1880, and later Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington West from 1885 to 1892. His relative Robert Francis Martineau was also a City of Birmingham alderman and a member of the Birmingham University council.
- Historical list of MPs: I
- Anderton, Thomas (1900). A Tale of One City: The New Birmingham. Birmingham: Midland Counties Herald. Retrieved 2007-08-09.
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- Manning, E. H. (1924) . Handbook of the Birmingham General Cemetery: together with biographical notes on those interred therein. Birmingham: Hudson & Son. p. 21.
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