John Best (politician)
Best was the son of W B Best, and was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. He was educated at Shrewsbury School before graduating from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1844. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1846, and practised on the Oxford Circuit. He was a counsel to the Palace Court from 1847 until its abolition in 1849. On 5 September 1849 he was elected to the House of Commons as Peelite Member of Parliament (MP) for Kidderminster. He stood as Conservative at the next general election in 1852, but was unseated by his Liberal opponent, Robert Lowe.
- Williams, William Retlaw (1897). The parliamentary history of the county of Worcester : including the city of Worcester, and the boroughs of Bewdley, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Pershore, from the earliest times to the present day, 1213-1897, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members. Hereford: Privately published for the author. pp. 185–190. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
- "Best, John (BST840J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Best
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