Sir John Fuller, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Fuller, 1st Baronet
KCMG
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13th Governor of Victoria
In office
24 May 1911 – 24 November 1913
Monarch George V
Premier John Murray (1911–12)
William Watt (1912–13)
Preceded by Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael
Succeeded by Sir Arthur Stanley
Personal details
Born (1864-10-21)21 October 1864
Neston Park, Corsham, Wiltshire
Died 4 September 1915(1915-09-04) (aged 50)
Atworth, Wiltshire
Political party Liberal Party
Parents George Fuller
Alma mater Winchester College
Christ Church, Oxford

Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller, 1st Baronet KCMG (21 October 1864 – 4 September 1915) was a British Liberal Party politician and colonial administrator.

Fuller was the eldest son of George Fuller, of Neston Park, Corsham, Wiltshire, and his wife Emily Georgina Jane, daughter of Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 8th Baronet, and was educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford. He unsuccessfully contested Parliament three times but in 1900 he was successfully returned for Westbury. He served under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman as a Junior Lord of the Treasury from 1906 to 1907 and under Campbell-Bannerman and later H. H. Asquith as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1907 to 1911.[1] He was created a Baronet, of Neston Park in Corsham in the County of Wiltshire, in 1910.[1][2] The following year Fuller resigned his seat in the House of Commons on his appointment as Governor of Victoria.[3] He remained in this position until his resignation for health and family reasons in November 1913. He had been made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the 1911 Coronation Honours.[4]

Fuller married Norah Jacintha, daughter of Charles Nicholas Paul Phipps, in 1898. They had two sons and four daughters. He died in September 1915, aged only 50, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Gerard. Lady Fuller later remarried and died in 1935.

Electoral record[edit]

General Election 1892: Chippenham [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir John Poynder Dickson-Poynder 3,684
Liberal John Michael Fleetwood Fuller 3,455
Majority 229
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1895: Bath [5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Wyndham Murray 3,445
Liberal Unionist Edmond Robert Wodehouse 3,358
Liberal Sir William Martin Conway 2,917
Liberal John Michael Fleetwood Fuller 2,865
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Salisbury by-election, 1897 [5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus Henry Eden Allhusen 1,425
Liberal John Michael Fleetwood Fuller 1,278
Majority 147
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1900: Westbury [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Michael Fleetwood Fuller 4,520 53.3
Conservative Richard Godolphin Walmesley Chaloner 3,961 46.7
Majority 559 6.6
Turnout 86.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1906: Westbury [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Michael Fleetwood Fuller 5,264 58.2 +4.9
Conservative Lord Dunsany 3,788 41.8 -4.9
Majority 1,476 16.4 +9.8
Turnout 89.4 +2.7
Liberal hold Swing +4.9
General Election January 1910: Westbury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Michael Fleetwood Fuller 5,279
Conservative Robert Long 4,525
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Westbury [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller 5,041 54.8
Conservative George Llewellen Palmer 4,152 45.2
Majority 889 9.6
Turnout 88.3
Liberal hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. (Online edition at FULLER (UK) 1910, of Neston Park, Corsham, Wiltshire, Debrett's Illustrated Baronetage, page B369, from Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage at www.exacteditions.com, subscription or library card required.),[page needed]
  2. ^ "No. 28400". The London Gazette. 26 July 1910. p. 5391. 
  3. ^ "No. 28475". The London Gazette. 14 March 1911. p. 2147. 
  4. ^ "No. 28505". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 June 1911. p. 4593. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ a b c The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  7. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Chaloner
Member of Parliament for Westbury
19001911
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Howard
Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert Lewis
Joseph Pease
Freeman Freeman-Thomas
Cecil Norton
Junior Lord of the Treasury
1906–1907
With: Herbert Lewis
Joseph Pease
Cecil Norton
Succeeded by
Herbert Lewis
Joseph Pease
Cecil Norton
John Henry Whitley
Preceded by
Wentworth Beaumont
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1907–1911
Succeeded by
Geoffrey William Algernon Howard
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael
Governor of Victoria
1911–1913
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Stanley
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Neston Park)
1910–1915
Succeeded by
John Gerard Henry Fleetwood Fuller