John Blackett (politician)

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John Fenwick Burgoyne Blackett (1821 – 25 April 1856) was a British politician.

He was the oldest son of Christopher Blackett, a Member of Parliament (MP) for Northumberland South. John was educated at Harrow School, and was admitted to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1841, earning a second-class degree in Classics, and was elected to a fellowship at Merton College, Oxford, in 1842. He shortly after came to London, and studied for the bar, as well as contributing to the Edinburgh Review.[1]

He was elected as a Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the 1852 general election. He was noted for his regular and punctual attendance to Parliament, but constant hard work wore him out and he retired in 1856, resigning his seat by appointment as Steward of the Manor of Northstead. He then moved to continental Europe to try to regain some energy, dying at Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, France.[2]



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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Ord and
Thomas Emerson Headlam
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne
With: Thomas Emerson Headlam
Succeeded by
George Ridley and
Thomas Emerson Headlam