|Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury|
7 August 1912 – 3 January 1915
|Prime Minister||H. H. Asquith|
|Preceded by||The Master of Elibank|
|Succeeded by||John Gulland|
|Born||19 March 1869|
|Died||3 January 1915|
|Alma mater||Jesus College, Cambridge|
Background and education
Illingworth was the third and youngest son of Henry Illingworth, of Bradford, a member of an old Yorkshire family, and his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Isaac Holden, 1st Baronet. Albert Illingworth, 1st Baron Illingworth, was his elder brother. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he played rugby for the university, winning two sporting 'Blues' in The Varsity Matches of 1889 and 1890. He was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1894. He later served in the Second Boer War.
In 1906 Illingworth was returned to Parliament for Shipley, and served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary for Ireland (James Bryce and Augustine Birrell respectively) from 1906 to 1910. From February 1910 to April 1912, he was a Junior Lord of the Treasury under H. H. Asquith. In 1912 Asquith appointed him Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, a post he held until his sudden death in early 1915. He had been nominated to the Privy Council but died before he could be sworn in.
Illingworth married Mary Mackenzie Coats (b. 1883), daughter of George Coats, of Staneley, Renfrewshire, on 16 January 1907, at Paisley. They had three sons. He died suddenly in January 1915 due to food poisoning from a bad oyster, aged only 45.
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- "Illingworth, Percy Holden (ILNT887PH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- The London Gazette: . 8 March 1910.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Percy Illingworth
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|Member of Parliament for Shipley
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|Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
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