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John Bonham-Carter (1817–1884)

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John Bonham-CarterDLJP (13 October 1817 26 November 1884) was an EnglishLiberal politician.

John Bonham-Carter
Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
1872–1874
Preceded by John George Dodson
Succeeded by Henry Cecil Raikes
Member of Parliament for Winchester
In office
1847–1874

Preceded by Sir James Buller East, Bt
Bickham Escott
Succeeded by William Barrow Simonds
Arthur Robert Naghten
Personal details
Born
John Carter

(1817-10-13)13 October 1817
Portsmouth

Died 26 November 1884(1884-11-26) (aged 67)
Petersfield, Hampshire
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)
Laura Maria Nicholson

(m. 1848; died 1862)

Mary Baring

(m. 1864; his death 1884)

Relations SeeBonham Carter family
Parent(s) John Bonham-Carter
Joanna Maria Smith
Alma mater Clifton College
Trinity College, Cambridge

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Jack Bonham-Carter was the son of Joanna Maria Smith (1792–1884) and the Portsmouth Member of Parliament John Bonham-Carter (1788–1838).[1] Among his siblings was the artist Hilary Bonham Carter, a friend of political journalist Harriet Martineau, and Elinor Mary Bonham Carter, the wife of prominent jurist Albert Venn Dicey.[2]

His paternal grandparents were Dorothy (née Cuthbert) Carter and Sir John Carter, who served as Mayor of Portsmouth. His maternal grandfather was abolitionist William Smith and through his aunt Frances, he was a first cousin of Florence Nightingale.[3] His maternal uncle was Whig politician Benjamin Smith, father of his first cousins Barbara Bodichon and Benjamin Leigh Smith.[2]

He was educated at Clifton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[4]

From 1847 to 1874, he was a Liberal MP for Winchester. He was briefly a Lord of the Treasury in 1866, and during his last two years in Parliament, he was Chairman of Ways and Means. In 1879, he served as High Sheriff of Hampshire, an office his father held in 1829.[1]

He was a member of the Photographic Society of London, later the Royal Photographic Society, from 1853 until his death.[5] He became Lord Mayor of London in 1859

From 1873 to 1884, he was a fellow of Winchester College.[1]

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