John Archer
(1863-1932)

Died aged 69

John Richard Archer (8 June 1863 – 14 July 1932) was a British race and political activist. In November 1906, he was among the first people of African descent to be elected to public office in Britain as a councillor in Battersea, and in 1913, the first black mayor in London.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

John Richard Archer 1863-1932 Mayor of Battersea 1913-1914 (first black London mayor) had a photography shop and lived here 1918-1932

214 Battersea Park Road , London, United Kingdom where they lived and had a photography shop

John Richard Archer 1863-1932 Mayor of Battersea who fought social and racial injustice lived here

55 Brynmaer Road, Battersea, SW11 4EN, London, United Kingdom where they lived