Harvey, Daniel Whittle

Daniel Whittle Harvey (1786-1863), MP for Colchester (he would serve that borough several times thereafter as well as Southwark). He was a political Radical and was often opposed to the Whig government, his views eventually aligning with many of the positions in Chartism. In 1821 he founded the Sunday paper, The New Observer, which the following year became the Sunday Times. In 1840 he became London’s first Chief of Police, remaining in that capacity until 1863.

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