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John Stacey

Entrepreneur, Town Councillor & Deputy Mayor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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John Thomas Stacey was born in West Stour (Dorsetshire) on 19 November 1843.

On his arrival in East London, he established himself as a tobacconist, newsagent and general dealer -- Stacey and Son -- in Oxford Street. He also owned a jeweller's shop.

He was elected to the Town Council in March 1889 for Ward 2, was re-elected in February 1892 but lost the election in February 1895. He defeated Ludwig Uting for Ward 3 in February 1896, was re-elected in 1897 but resigned in January 1900 on account of poor health.

Stacey became Deputy Mayor in July 1899 but resigned the position in January 1900.

He died on 29 February 1928 at the age of 84, and was buried at East London.

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