He was born in Eccles, Lancashire, and was the eldest son of Abraham Haworth of Altrincham. He was educated at Rugby School before going into business in Manchester. He became a senior partner in James Dilworth and Son, yarn merchants. In 1902 he was appointed a director of the Manchester Royal Exchange, and in 1909 chairman of the board.
He held a number of other positions, including Chairman of the Governors of Manchester Grammar School, treasurer of Mansfield College, Oxford and chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. He also served as a major in the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment.
At the 1906 general election he was elected as Liberal Member of Parliament for Manchester South, and was created a baronet, of Dunham Massey in the County of Chester, in 1911. In February 1912 he was appointed a Junior Lord of the Treasury by Prime Minister H. H. Asquith. However, when he sought re-election to Parliament following this appointment he was defeated by the Unionist candidate Philip Glazebrook.
Haworth married Lily Rigby in 1891 and they had three children.
- Sir Arthur Haworth, The Times, 1 September 1944
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed]
- "HARD BLOW FOR ASQUITH.; Government Loses Election In Manchester, Liberal Stronghold.". New York Times. 1912-03-06. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Arthur Haworth
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William Wellesley Peel
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Philip Kirkland Glazebrook
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Arthur Geoffrey Haworth
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