Sir John Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Knavesmire Lodge
At the 1892 general election, Lawson was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Thirsk and Malton division of the North Riding of Yorkshire. He previously stood unsuccessfully in two Lancashire constituencies: Bury in 1885 and in Heywood 1886.
He served under Lord Salisbury and later Arthur Balfour as Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board from 1900 to 1905. In December the latter year he was created a Baronet, of Knavesmire in the County of York. In the House, he was Chairman of the 1902 Select Committee on Repayment of Loans.
Lawson died in May 1919, aged 62, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Peter.
- "Baronetcies beginning with "L" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 2 May 2009.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 89, 318, 429. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- "Political notes". The Times (36811). London. 4 July 1902. p. 5.
- "Court Circular". The Times (36835). London. 1 August 1902. p. 7.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir John Lawson
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