Alfred Edwards - A British politician who served for fifteen years as a Member of Parliament, his origins were as a company director in the foundry industry in Middlesbrough.
Greg Clark - Conservative Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells, Greg Clark was born in Middlesbrough. He is currently a Minister of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government, with responsibility for overseeing decentralisation, a key policy of the Liberal-Conservative coalition.
Henry W.F. Bolckow - Though born in Mecklenburg, this Victorian industrialist is recognised as one of the fathers of modern Middlesbrough. A statue in his honour is located in Exchange Square.
John Vaughan - Born in Worcester, Vaughan - along with Henry Bolckow was one of Middlesbrough's founding fathers, establishing the early iron industry that saw the town become what prime minister William Gladstone called "an infant Hercules." A statue in his honour is located in Centre Square, near the Central Library.
Ray Mallon - Though born in nearby Thornaby, our directly-elected mayor is firmly associated with Middlesbrough.
Sir Samuel Alexander Sandler - Though born in Oldbury, this industrialist is firmly associated with Middlesbrough. He served Middlesbrogugh as a Member of Parliament, Mayor, Freeman of the Borough, Justice of the Peace, Alderman and was honoured with a Knighthood in 1905. A statue in his honour is located in Centre Square, near the Central Library.