Sir John Tomlinson Hibbert KCB PC JP DL (5 January 1824 – 7 November 1908), known as J. T. Hibbert, was a British barrister and Liberal politician.


Sir J. T. Hibbert

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Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
12 December 1884 – 9 June 1885
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterWilliam Ewart Gladstone
Preceded byLeonard Courtney
Succeeded bySir Henry Holland, Bt
In office
18 August 1892 – 21 June 1895
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterWilliam Ewart Gladstone
The Earl of Rosebery
Preceded byJohn Eldon Gorst
Succeeded byRobert William Hanbury
Personal details
Born5 January 1824 (1824-01-05)
Died7 November 1908 (1908-11-08) (aged 84)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge

Background and educationEdit

The eldest son of Elijah Hibbert and Betty Hilton, he was educated at Shrewsbury and St John's College, Cambridge.[1] He was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1849.

Political careerEdit

Hibbert was Member of Parliament for Oldham from 1862 to 1874, 1877 to 1886 and 1892 to 1895, when he lost his seat.[2] He served under William Ewart Gladstone as Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board from 1872 to 1874 and again from 1880 to 1883, as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1883 to 1884, as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1884 to 1885 and as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty from February to July 1886 and under Gladstone and later Lord Rosebery as once again Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1892 to 1895. In 1886, he was sworn of the Privy Council.[3]

Hibbert was also Chairman of Lancashire County Council and President of the County Councils Association and served as President of the second day of the second Co-operative Congress in 1870.[4] In 1893 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.[5]

He received the honorary degree Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from the Victoria University of Manchester in February 1902, in connection with the 50th jubilee celebrations of the establishment of the university.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Hibbert died in November 1908, aged 84.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hibbert, John Tomlinson (HBRT843JT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O" (part 1)
  3. ^ "No. 25560". The London Gazette. 19 February 1886. p. 796.
  4. ^ Congress Presidents 1869-2002 (PDF), February 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 28 May 2008, retrieved 10 May 2008
  5. ^ "No. 26366". The London Gazette. 24 January 1893. p. 411.
  6. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36704). London. 1 March 1902. p. 12.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Morgan Cobbett
William Johnson Fox
Member of Parliament for Oldham
1862–1874
With: John Morgan Cobbett 1862–1865
John Platt 1865–1872
John Morgan Cobbett 1872–1874
Succeeded by
John Morgan Cobbett
Frederick Lowten Spinks
Preceded by
John Morgan Cobbett
Frederick Lowten Spinks
Member of Parliament for Oldham
1877–1886
With: Frederick Lowten Spinks 1877–1880
Edward Stanley 1880–1885
James Mackenzie Maclean 1885–1886
Succeeded by
James Mackenzie Maclean
Elliott Lees
Preceded by
James Mackenzie Maclean
Elliott Lees
Member of Parliament for Oldham
1892–1895
With: Joshua Milne Cheetham
Succeeded by
Robert Ascroft
James Francis Oswald
Political offices
New office Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board
1872–1874
Succeeded by
Clare Sewell Read
Preceded by
Thomas Salt
Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board
1880–1883
Succeeded by
George W. E. Russell
Preceded by
The Earl of Rosebery
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
1883–1884
Succeeded by
Henry Fowler
Preceded by
Leonard Courtney
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1884–1885
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Holland, Bt
Preceded by
Charles Ritchie
Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty
February–July 1886
Succeeded by
Arthur Forwood
Preceded by
John Eldon Gorst
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1892–1895
Succeeded by
Robert William Hanbury