James Duncan (politician)
Duncan was born in Valparaiso, the son of the shipper David Duncan and his wife Catherine Williamson. The family moved to Gayton Hall, Wirral, Cheshire and Duncan was educated at Amersham Hall and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar in 1883 and became a barrister of the Inner Temple. In 1890 he was elected as Member of Parliament for Barrow-in-Furness which had been briefly his father's seat. However he lost the seat two years later in 1892.
Duncan was unmarried. His nephew Sir James Duncan was also an MP and became a baronet.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Duncan
- Clan Duncan Society - Duncans of Jordanstone
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William Sproston Caine
|Member of Parliament for Barrow-in-Furness
1890 – 1892
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