Robert Seymour Conway

Robert Seymour Conway (1864 – 1933) was a British classical scholar and comparative philologist.[1] Born in Stoke Newington, he was the elder brother of Katharine St John Conway. He was Hulme Professor of Latin Literature, at Victoria University, Manchester from 1903 until his retirement in 1929.[2]

In 1929 he stood for parliament at the General Election in the constituency of the Combined English Universities for the Liberal party, finishing as runner-up.

General Election 1929: Combined English Universities (2 seats)
PartyCandidateFPv%Count 1Count 2
Unionist Martin Conway 26.8 2,679 4,321
Independent Eleanor Rathbone 33.3 3,331 3,394
Liberal Robert Seymour Conway 22.3 2,231 2,281
Unionist Amherst Selby-Bigge 17.6 1,762 eliminated
Electorate: 13,775   Valid: 10,003   Quota: 3,335   Turnout: 72.6



    1. "Conway, Prof. R. Seymour". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 373.
    2. "Conway, Robert Seymour (CNWY883RS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
    • “Robert Seymour Conway,” The Classical Review, Vol. 47, No. 5 (November 1933), pp. 162–163

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