John Sadleir

Mr John Sadleir

Rush ID: 5652

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1813
Died:
17 February 1856
Birth place:
Shrone Hill, County Tipperary, Ireland
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Solicitor
Election occupation:
Company director (finance/investment)
Parentage:
Clement William Sadleir of Shrone Hill, County Tipperary
Notes:
Committed suicide in 1856 (by poisoning, on Hampstead Heath, London) after discovery of fradulent share transactions. Stenton gives year of birth as 1814. See James O'Shea, Prince of Swindlers: John Sadleir M.P. 1813-1856 (n.p.: Geography Publications, 1991), ISBN 0906602564.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Non-Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
5652
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q5675126
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SADLEIR, John (1813-1856)

Constituencies

  1. Sligo [borough]

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1853*
    Date of election: 8 July 1853
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1856*
    Date of exit: 17 February 1856
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None
  2. Carlow [borough]

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1847
    Date of election: 29 July 1847
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1853*
    Date of exit: 20 January 1853
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: Resigned after appointment as Commissioner of the Treasury, but defeated in subsequent by-election.

Ministerial offices

  1. Lord of the Treasury 1852-1854

Schools

  1. Clongowes Wood College

Marriages

  1. Unknown, not married

Relationships

  1. Brother of James Sadleir

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Reform Club

  2. Erectheum Club