John Macdonald (British politician)

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John Macdonald

Rt Hon. John Archibald Murray Macdonald (9 October 1854 – 16 January 1939) was a British Liberal Party politician.

The fourth son of the Rev. H. F. Macdonald DD, Strachur, Argyllshire, he was educated at Glasgow High School, Glasgow University and Edinburgh University. In 1885 he married Alice Mary Noel, daughter of Edward H. Noel.[1]

He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Bow and Bromley from 1892 to 1895, for Falkirk Burghs from 1906–1918 and for Stirling and Falkirk Burghs from 1918-1922.

He was also an elected member of the London School Board for Marylebone in 1897 and 1900, resigning in 1902.[1]

He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1916.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Arthur G. M. Hesilrige, ed. (1922). Debrett's House of Commons and The Judicial Bench 1922. London: Dean and Son. p. 100. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Colomb
Member of Parliament for Bow and Bromley
Succeeded by
Lionel Holland
Preceded by
John Wilson
Member of Parliament for Falkirk Burghs
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Stirling and Falkirk Burghs
Succeeded by
Hugh Murnin