John Brigg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Brigg

Sir John Brigg DL (21 September 1834-30 September 1911), was a British Liberal Party politician.

Background[edit]

He was the second son of John Brigg from Keighley and Margaret Ann Marriner from Greengate. He married in 1860, Mary Anderton from Bingley. They had four sons and one daughter.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was Liberal MP for the Keighley Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from 1895 to his death in 1911.[2] He was a Justice of the Peace. He was an Alderman on Yorkshire County Council. He was Knighted in 1909.[3]

Business career[edit]

He was actively engaged in Worsted business until 1890, being Chairman of John Brigg & Company Ltd., worsted-spinners and manufacturers of Calversyke Mill, Keighley. He was a Director of Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company. He was a Director of William Ramsden & Company Ltd. He was a Director and Vice-Chairman of Bradford Old Bank. He was on the Advisory Board of United Counties Bank.[4]

Educational interest[edit]

He was a Governor of Skipton and Giggleswick Grammar Schools. He helped to found Keighley Trade School and reorganise Girls’ Grammar School. He was a Governor of Skipton and Keighley Girls Grammar Schools. He was a Life Governor and Council Member of Yorkshire College.[5]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who Was Who
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, Craig, F. W. S.
  3. ^ Who Was Who
  4. ^ Who Was Who
  5. ^ Who Was Who

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Isaac Holden
Member of Parliament for Keighley
1895–1911
Succeeded by
Stanley Buckmaster