John Bamford Slack

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Bamford Slack

Sir John Bamford Slack (11 July 1857 – 11 February 1909) was a British politician, member of the Liberal Party and Methodist lay preacher.

He was elected to the House of Commons for the division of St Albans at the St Albans by-election, 1904,[1] replacing Vicary Gibbs.

In 1905, he introduced a bill for women's suffrage, which was talked out.[2][3][4]

He received a knighthood.[5]

He married Alice Maud Mary Bretherton (died 1932), who after his death became the first wife of Sir Banister Flight Fletcher.[6]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Vicary Gibbs
Member of Parliament for St Albans
Succeeded by
Sir Hildred Carlile