George Aitken Clark Hutchison

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Sir George Aitken Clark Hutchison KC JP MP (6 July 1873 – 22 December 1928) was a Scottish Unionist who served as the Member of Parliament for Midlothian and Peebles Northern from 1922 to 1923, and from 1924 until his death.

Hutchinson was born in Renfrew, the son of Rev. John Hutchinson of Leith. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University, and was called to the Scottish bar in 1896.[1] He first stood for Parliament at the December 1910 general election in Argyll, a marginal seat where he lost by 257 votes (3.0%).[2]

He did not stand again until the 1922 general election, when he held the Midlothian and Peebles Northern seat after the sitting Unionist MP had retired.[3] He was defeated at the 1923 general election by the Labour Party candidate Andrew Clarke, but won again at the 1924 general election.

He was knighted in the 1928 Birthday Honours, for political and public services,[4] but because of declining health did not stand to run in the 1929 general election. He died on 22 December 1928 in Edinburgh, aged 55.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sir George Hutchison". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 24 December 1928. p. 12. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 527. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 638. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33390. p. 3846. 1 June 1928. Retrieved 10 July 2010.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Hope
Member of Parliament for Midlothian & Peebles Northern
19221923
Succeeded by
Andrew Clarke
Preceded by
Andrew Clarke
Member of Parliament for Midlothian & Peebles Northern
19241928
Succeeded by
Andrew Clarke