John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton

John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton, PC (18 October 1825 – 25 May 1897), known before 1884 as John George Dodson, was a British Liberal politician. He was Chairman of Ways and Means (Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons) between 1865 and 1872 and later held office under William Ewart Gladstone as Financial Secretary to the Treasury, President of the Local Government Board and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1884 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Monk Bretton.


The Lord Monk Bretton

John George Dodson in 1865, as the newly elected Chairman of Ways and Means.
Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
February 1865  April 1872
MonarchVictoria
Preceded byWilliam George Massey
Succeeded byJohn Bonham-Carter
President of the Local Government Board
In office
3 May 1880  28 December 1882
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterWilliam Ewart Gladstone
Preceded byGeorge Sclater-Booth
Succeeded bySir Charles Dilke, Bt
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
28 December 1882  29 October 1884
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterWilliam Ewart Gladstone
Preceded byThe Earl of Kimberley
Succeeded byGeorge Trevelyan
Personal details
Born(1825-10-18)18 October 1825
Died25 May 1897(1897-05-25) (aged 71)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
Liberal Unionist
Spouse(s)Florence Campion
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford