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John Webster (1810 - 31 May 1891) was a Scottish lawyer and a Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1885.

Webster was the eldest son of Alexander Webster, an advocate of Aberdeen, and his wife Margaret McKilligan, daughter of James McKilligan. He was educated at Marischal College and the University of Aberdeen. He became an advocate in Aberdeen and was a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire. From 1856 to 1859 he was Lord Provost of Aberdeen. He was also chairman of the Scottish Provincial Assurance Company and a member of the University Court of Aberdeen University. He was awarded LLD in 1877.[1]

At the 1880 general election Webster was elected Member of Parliament for Aberdeen. He held the seat until 1885 when it was divided under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.[2]

Webster died at the age of 80.

Webster married Margaret Chalmers daughter of David Chalmers of Westburn Aberdeen in 1839.[1]


External links

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Webster


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