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Oscar Emanuel Warburg (6 February 1876 - 1 July 1937) was a local politician.[1][2] The son of Frederic Warburg of London, he was educated at Trinity College Cambridge, graduating in 1898.[1]

In 1909 he became a member of Paddington Borough Council,[3] In 1910 he was elected to the London County Council as a Municipal Reform Party councillor representing North Hackney. He remained a member of the council until a few months before his death, becoming an alderman in 1931.[1] He served as Chairman of the London County Council in 1925 - 1926, during which term he was knighted "for political and public services".[3]

During the First World War he served in the Royal Garrison Artillery, reaching the rank of captain.[1]

Warburg was also a member of the Court of London University and an honorary freeman of the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney.[1]

An amateur botanist, with two taxon names [2].

The Spanish Wikipedia page on him is here and the English Wikipedia page on his son E F Warburg ishere.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Obituary. Sir Oscar Warburg. The Times, 3 July 1937, p.16
  2. WARBURG, Sir Oscar Emanuel, Who Was Who
  3. 3.0 3.1 Supplement to the London Gazette, issue 33119, 29 December 1925, p.3 [1]