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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Jessop, John Shillito

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Jessop, John Shillito, M.L.A., was born at Whitley, Yorkshire, on August 14th, 1840, and educated at private schools at Whitley and Pollington, and at the Snaith Grammar School. In 1859 he arrived in Melbourne, and in 1864 went to Queensland, where, in 1881, he was elected to represent Dalby in the Legislative Assembly—a constituency for which he still sits. Mr. Jessop is Chairman of Committees in the Assembly.