John James Mellor
He was born in Oldham, Lancashire, and was educated privately. He entered business as a cotton manufacturer and became chairman of J & J J Mellor Limited of Bury and Brook Mills Limited of Heywood. He was also involved in railway administration, and was a director of the Metropolitan Railway and the South Eastern Railway.
In 1892 he stood as Conservative candidate for the Radcliffe cum Farnworth constituency, but failed to be elected. Robert Leake, the sitting Liberal MP stood down at the next general election in 1895. Mellor was again selected as Conservative candidate, and was elected as member of parliament, benefitting from both a large swing to the Conservatives and the fact that Leake had a large personal vote.
- New Members of Parliament, The Times, 19 July 1895, p.15
- "Obituary notice, Fellow: Mellor, John James". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 77, p.303. SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System. 1917. Retrieved 1 October 2008.
- An Old Volunteer Colonel, The Times, 14 January 1916, p.5
- The General Election, The Times, 22 September 1900, p. 10
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