John Fawcett Gordon

John Fawcett Gordon PC(NI) (1879  21 June 1965) was a politician in Northern Ireland.

He was educated at Falls River School, Massachusetts, United States. He was manager of flax camps and a member of Belfast Corporation from 1920-23. He was the Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament (MP) in the Northern Ireland parliament for Antrim and then Carrick from 1921-43.

In 1887, Gordon went into partnership with Samuel Fryar and opened a legal firm on Bridge Street called, Fryar and Gordon Solicitors.[1] The firm operated under that name for nearly 100 years.

He served as Minister of Labour (Northern Ireland) from 1938-43.[2] Prior to that, he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour from 1921. He served as Chairman of the National Assistance Board of Northern Ireland from 1943-56.


  1. Trevor McBurney & Co. The Practice. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  2. Newsletter from 1940


Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
New creation
Member of Parliament for Antrim
1921 - 1929
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
New constituency
Member of Parliament for Carrick
1929 - 1943
Succeeded by
John Dermot Campbell
Political offices
Preceded by
New office
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour
Succeeded by
William Grant
Preceded by
David Graham Shillington
Minister of Labour
1938 - 1943
Succeeded by
William Grant

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