Joseph Compton-Rickett

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Joseph Compton-Rickett

Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett (13 February 1847 – 30 July 1919) was a Liberal Party politician in England. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Scarborough from 1895 to 1906, for Osgoldcross from 1906 to 1918, and for the Pontefract constituency that largely replaced it from 1918 until his death the following year. He held office under David Lloyd George as Paymaster-General from 1916 to 1919.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir George Sitwell, Bt
Member of Parliament for Scarborough
Succeeded by
Walter Rea
Preceded by
Sir John Austin, Bt
Member of Parliament for Osgoldcross
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Frederick Handel Booth
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1918 – 1919
Succeeded by
Walter Forrest
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Henderson
Succeeded by
Sir Tudor Walters