- Sir John Rushout, 4th Baronet
Sir John Rushout, 4th Baronet (
6 February 1685– 2 February 1775) was a British politician and long-serving Member of Parliament, eventually serving as Father of the House.
Sir John was the fourth son of
Sir James Rushout, 1st Baronetand inherited the baronetcy upon the death of his nephew in 1711. He was educated at Eton. He married Lady Anne Compton, the daughter of George Compton, 4th Earl of Northamptonin 1729, with whom he had a son and two daughters.
In April 1713, Sir John was elected at a
by-electionto the House of Commons representing Malmesbury, which seat he held until 1722 when he was returned for both Malmesbury and Evesham. He choose to sit for Evesham, and held that seat until his retirement in 1768.
Sir John served as
Treasurer of the Navyfrom 1743 to 1744, and was made a Privy Counsellor in 1744. He was expected to be appointed Leader of the House of Commonsin the short-lived Bath ministry of 1746, but Bath's attempt to form a government collapsed before Rushout could be offered the position. Rushout became Father of the House in 1762.
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