Lives of the fellows

John Alfred Lush

b.21 March 1815 d.4 August 1888
MD St And MRCS LSA FRCP(1872) MP

John Lush, first son of John Lush of Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, obtained his initial qualifications in 1836 and 1837. He settled in general practice at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, moving to Salisbury about the year 1846. In 1862 he became joint proprietor of the Fisherton House Asylum. Lush played an active part in municipal affairs and was mayor of Salisbury in 1866. He also represented the town in Parliament as a Liberal from 1868 to 1880 and entertained the Prince of Wales at a public banquet in 1872. He retired to South Kensington on account of ill health in 1880 but retained his interest in politics to the end. He died at St. Leonards.

G H Brown

[Times, 6 Aug. 1888; F. Boase, Modern English Biography, 1892-1921, ii, 532]

(Volume IV, page 204)

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