John Clarke Davison

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John Clarke Davison (born 19 April 1875) was a barrister and Unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Davison was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution and Trinity College, Dublin and was called to the Irish Bar in 1898. He was a legal adviser to the Government of Northern Ireland from 1922–1925, and Senior Crown Prosecutor for County Louth and County Antrim. In 1925, he was elected in a by-election as a Unionist to the Parliament of Northern Ireland from County Armagh, and then from 1929 from Mid-Armagh until resigning his seat shortly after the 1938 general election upon appointment as Recorder of Londonderry.[1]

He was Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from March - June 1937 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 1937 - 1938. He died on 19 February 1946.[1]

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Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Best
Member of Parliament for Armagh
1925–1929
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
New constituency
Member of Parliament for Mid-Armagh
1929–1938
Succeeded by
Norman Stronge
Political offices
Preceded by
George Boyle Hanna
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs
1937–1938
Succeeded by
Edmond Warnock