Frederick Burden

Sir Frederick Frank Arthur Burden (27 December 1905 – 6 July 1987) was a British Conservative politician.

Sir Frederick Frank Arthur Burden
Member of Parliament
for Gillingham
In office
23 February 1950 – 13 May 1983
Preceded byJoseph Binns
Succeeded byJames Couchman
Personal details
Born27 December 1905
Died6 July 1987 (aged 81)
Political partyConservative


Early life

Burden was educated at the Sloane School, Chelsea and was British schools boxing champion 1921–22. He served with the Royal Air Force in World War II, first with a Polish unit then with Eastern Air Command, and later on the staff of Lord Louis Mountbatten at South East Asia Command, attaining the rank of Squadron Leader.

He became a company director, including of British Eagle International Airlines.


Burden contested South Shields as a National Labour candidate in 1935, and as a Conservative stood in Finsbury in 1945 and Rotherhithe in a 1946 by-election.

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Gillingham from 1950 to 1983. He was chairman of the Parliamentary Animal Welfare Group. By the time of his retirement at the age of 77, he was one of the oldest sitting MPs. James Couchman was his successor.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Binns
Member of Parliament for Gillingham
Succeeded by
James Couchman


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