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He was educated at Eton College, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts in 1933. He received his MA in 1938. He worked in the tea industry and was a Director of Folkestone and Dover Water Company and other companies. He served in World War II in the Royal Artillery, rising to the rank of Major. In 1940, he was seconded to work with explosives and was appointed MBE for his scientific work in 1944. He was decorated with the Territorial Decoration in 1951.
Arbuthnot stood in Don Valley in 1935 and Dover in 1945, losing to Labour candidates both times. He was elected as MP for Dover in 1950, serving until 1964. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Minister of Pensions from 1952 to 1955 and for the Minister of Health from 1956 to 1957. He was member of the Public Accounts Committee from 1955 to 1964. He also served as Second Church Estates Commissioner, the spokesman for the Church of England in the House of Commons, and as a Deputy Speaker.
On 26 February 1964, he was created Baronet, of Kittybrewster in the County of the City of Aberdeen.
|Offspring of Jean Duff and John Sinclair-Wemyss Arbuthnot (1912-1992)|
|Elizabeth Mary Arbuthnot (1947)|| |
|William Reierson Arbuthnot (1950)||2 September 1950 Jenkin's Well, Kent, England, United Kingdom|| Tanya Bowyer Bower (living)|
Louise Alexandra Mary Barry (living)
|James Norwich Arbuthnot (1952)||4 August 1952 Jenkin's Well, Kent, England, United Kingdom|| Emma Louise Broadbent (1959)|
|Louise Victoria Arbuthnot (1954)||1954 Jenkin's Well, England, United Kingdom|| David Bernard Lancaster (1954)|
|Alison Jane Arbuthnot (1957)|
- Elizabeth Mary Arbuthnot (born 1947)
- Sir William Reierson Arbuthnot, 2nd Baronet (born 1950)
- Rt. Hon. James Norwich Arbuthnot (born 1952)
- Louise Victoria Arbuthnot (born 1954), married David Bernard Lancaster, son of Major Bernard Thomas Lancaster on 16 June 1984
- Alison Jane Arbuthnot (born 1957)
- The Times House of Commons 1955. The Times. 1955.
- "thePeerage". http://www.thepeerage.com/p12479.htm#i124785. Retrieved 2006-12-04.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Leigh Rayment's Baronetage Page.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Dover|
| Succeeded by|
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
Services to Church and state
1964 – 1992
| Succeeded by|
|NAME||Arbuthnot, Sir John, 1st Baronet|
|DATE OF BIRTH||11 February 1912|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kittybrewster, Aberdeen|
|DATE OF DEATH||13 June 1992|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Worlington, Suffolk|
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