J. T. Hibbert
|The Right Honourable|
Sir J. T. Hibbert
KCB JP DL
|Financial Secretary to the Treasury|
12 December 1884 – 9 June 1885
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||Leonard Courtney|
|Succeeded by||Sir Henry Holland, Bt|
18 August 1892 – 21 June 1895
William Ewart Gladstone |
The Earl of Rosebery
|Preceded by||John Eldon Gorst|
|Succeeded by||Robert William Hanbury|
|Born||5 January 1824|
|Died||7 November 1908 (aged 84)|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
Background and education
Hibbert was Member of Parliament for Oldham from 1862 to 1874, 1877 to 1886 and 1892 to1895, when he lost his seat. He served under William Ewart Gladstone as Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board from 1872 to 1874 and again from 1880 to 1883, as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1883 to 1884, as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1884 to 1885 and as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty from February to July 1886 and under Gladstone and later Lord Rosebery as once again Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1892 to 1895. In 1886 he was sworn of the Privy Council.
Hibbert was also Chairman of Lancashire County Council and President of the County Councils Association and served as President of the second day of the second Co-operative Congress in 1870. In 1893 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
He received the honorary degree Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from the Victoria University of Manchester in February 1902, in connection with the 50th jubilee celebrations of the establishment of the university.
Hibbert died in November 1908, aged 84.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir J. T. Hibbert