John Cheetham, (1802 – 18 May 1886) the son of George Cheetham (1757–1826) a prosperous cotton manufacturer whose business was based at mills in Castle Street, Stalybridge, Cheshire and Bankwood Mills, Stalybridge. The family was Nonconformist in religion and Liberal in politics.
During the Lancashire Cotton Famine in 1861-4, Cheetham rose to prominence as President of the Cotton Supply Association: a body that aimed to promote the growth and export of raw cotton outside the US and particularly in the British Raj. As the US cotton supply returned however, Cheetham's frequent attacks on the governance of the Raj gradually caused opinion in Britain and India to turn against the Association, and it dissolved in 1872.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Cheetham
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|Member of Parliament for South Lancashire
1852 – 1859
With: William Brown
Algernon Fulke Egerton
William John Legh
William Nathaniel Massey
|Member of Parliament for Salford
1865 – 1868
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William Thomas Charley
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