John Henry Thorpe

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John Henry Thorpe OBE (7 August 1887 – 31 October 1944) was a British Conservative politician.[1]

Thorpe was the eldest son of Ven. John Henry Thorpe, Archdeacon of Macclesfield. He trained as a barrister (later becoming Recorder of Blackburn) and entered the Commons in 1919 as a MP for Manchester Rusholme. During his tenure, he married Ursula Norton-Griffiths (the eldest daughter of Sir John Norton-Griffiths, Bt) on 19 December 1922, and their son was the Liberal MP (John) Jeremy Thorpe (1929–2014).


  1. ^ "p.156-7. Debrett's House of Commons". Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Stoker
Member for Manchester Rusholme
Succeeded by
Charles Masterman