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John Lloyd Wharton

The Right Honourable
John Lloyd Wharton
PC
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for City of Durham
In office
28 Apr 1871 – 5 February 1874
Preceded by John Robert Davison
Succeeded by Thomas Charles Thompson
Member of Parliament
for Ripon
In office
10 Jul 1886 – 26 Jan 1906
Preceded by William Harker
Succeeded by Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch
Personal details
Born (1837-04-18)18 April 1837
Aberford, West Riding of Yorkshire
Died 11 July 1912(1912-07-11) (aged 75)
Bramham cum Oglethorpe, West Riding of Yorkshire
Nationality British
Political party Conservative and Unionist Party
Spouse(s) Susan Frances Duncombe Shafto
Profession Barrister

The Right Honourable John Lloyd Wharton PC (18 April 1837 - 11 July 1912)[1] was a Barrister and a Conservative and Unionist Party politician.[2] He was the Member of Parliament for Member of Parliament for City of Durham (UK Parliament constituency) then Member of Parliament for Ripon (UK Parliament constituency).[2]

Early life

Wharton was born at Aberford in the West Riding of Yorkshire on 18 April 1837. Educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge,[3] he was called to the bar in 1868 by the Inner Temple.[2] From 1871 to 1906 he was chairman of the Durham Quarter Sessions.[2]

Political career

He stood as a Member of Parliament for the City of Durham (UK Parliament constituency) in the 1868 general election but failed to get elected.[2] In May 1871 in a by-election caused by the death of the Member of Parliament John Robert Davison, Wharton a Unionist candidate bet the Liberal candidate with a majority of 34 to be elected as one of the Members of Parliament for City of Durham (UK Parliament constituency).[2] He lost the seat to the Liberal candidate Thomas Charles Thompson in the 1874 general election.[2] He stood again as a candidate in 1868 general election but failed to get elected.[2]

He stood as a candidate for the Ripon (UK Parliament constituency) in the 1886 general election but failed to get elected when he lost by 165 votes to W. Harker who was a strong local candidate.[2] In 1886 he stood again for the Ripon (UK Parliament constituency) in the 1886 general election and was elected with a majority of 988.[2] He was then the Member of Parliament for Ripon for 20 years until he was defeated at the 1906 general election by Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch with a majority of 313.[2] He became a Privy Councilor in 1897[2] and in 1901 he was appointed a Knight of Grace of the Order of St John.[4]

In the 1911 Census of Wetherby he described himself as a 73-year old widower and a Justice of the Peace for Yorkshire and Durham and a director of the North Eastern Railway.[5]

Personal life

Wharton married Susan Frances Duncombe Shafto in 1870 but she died in 1872.[2] The couple had a daughter Mary Dorothea in 1870. In 1894 she married Charles Waring Darwin (soldier); she had three sons including Charles John Wharton Darwin. Wharton died on 11 July 1912[1]

References

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Robert Davison
Member of Parliament for City of Durham
18711874
Succeeded by
Thomas Charles Thompson
Preceded by
William Harker
Member of Parliament for Ripon
18861906
Succeeded by
Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch
Business positions
Preceded by
Sir Edward Grey, Bart
Chairman of the North Eastern Railway
1906–1912
Succeeded by
Baron Knaresborough
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