John Brigg

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John Brigg

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


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]



  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

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