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John Holms (1830 – 31 March 1891), was a Scottish businessman and Liberal politician.

Holms was a partner in W. Holms Bros, spinners, of Glasgow. He entered Parliament for Hackney in 1860, and served in the second Liberal administration of William Gladstone as a Junior Lord of the Treasury from 1880 to 1882 and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade from 1882 to 1885. He retired from the House of Commons before the 1885 general election.

Holms died in March 1891.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hackney
With: Sir Charles Reed 1868–1874
Henry Fawcett 1874–1884
James Stuart 1884–1885
Constituency abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Rowland Winn
Sir James Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone
Viscount Crichton
Junior Lord of the Treasury
1880 – 1882
With: Sir Arthur Hayter 1880–1882
Charles Cecil Cotes 1880–1882
Herbert Gladstone 1881–1882
Succeeded by
Charles Cecil Cotes
Herbert Gladstone
Robert Duff
Preceded by
Evelyn Ashley
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade
1882 – 1885
Succeeded by
Baron Henry de Worms


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