Philip Muntz

Muntz as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, July 1892

Sir Philip Albert Muntz, 1st Baronet (5 January 1839 21 December 1908) was an English businessman and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1884 to 1906.

Muntz was the son of George Frederic Muntz of Umberslade Hall, Warwickshire and his wife Eliza Price. He was a J.P. for Warwickshire.[1] In 1881 he built Dunsmore House, a three storey Grade II listed country house near Rugby.

In 1884, Muntz was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Warwickshire North but the constituency was abolished under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. He was elected as MP for Tamworth at the 1885 general election, and held the seat until his death in 1908 aged 69.[2]

He was created baronet on 7 August 1902.[3]

Muntz married his cousin Rosalie Muntz, daughter of Philip Henry Muntz in 1859.[4]


  1. Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  2. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 411. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  3. Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "M" (part 4)
  4. The Times, Marriages 20 June 1859

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Bromley-Davenport
Charles Newdigate Newdegate
Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire
1884 1885
With: Charles Newdigate Newdegate
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Hamar Alfred Bass
Jabez Spencer Balfour
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1885 1908
Succeeded by
Francis Newdegate
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Clifton-upon-Dunsmore)
Succeeded by
Gerard Albert Muntz

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