John Baber (MP)

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John Baber (1593 – 1644) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1628 and 1640.

Baber was the son of John Baber DD of Tormarton, Gloucestershire. He matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford on 15 April 1608, aged 15 and was awarded BA on 22 May 1611. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1621 and became recorder of Wells.[1] In 1628, Baber was elected Member of Parliament for Wells and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[2]

Baber became a bencher in 1639.[1] In April 1640, he was re-elected MP for Wells in the Short Parliament.[2]

Baber died in 1644, aged 50.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Rodney
Sir Thomas Lake
Member of Parliament for Wells
1628-1629
With: Sir Ralph Hopton
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Wells
1640
With: Sir Edward Rodney
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Rodney
Sir Ralph Hopton