James Clement Baxter

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James Clement Baxter
Personal details
Born(1857-07-01)1 July 1857
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died27 January 1928(1928-01-27) (aged 70)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Political partyLiberal
EducationSt. Francis Xavier's College (Liverpool)
Alma materRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland
ProfessionPolitician, football club chairman, physician

James Clement Baxter (1 July 1857 – 27 January 1928) was an English politician and football club chairman, and doctor of medicine. Baxter represented the Liberal Party on Liverpool City Council between the years of 1906 and 1920 and was the chairman of Everton F.C.

James Clement Baxter was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on 1 July 1857. He was baptised at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church on 2 August 1857. His father, William Baxter, was originally from Clitheroe and his mother, Ann Hughes, was from Liverpool. His father was Church of England and his mother was Roman Catholic. His father was a chemist and druggist in Great Homer Street Everton, Liverpool. His mother's father, James Hughes, was from Ireland.[1]

Baxter was a Licentiate of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland, renamed Royal College of Physicians of Ireland from 1890 when, under charter of Queen Victoria, it adopted the present title. According to college records he was admitted on 13 December 1878. He had received his medical training at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary and, presumably, made the short journey to Dublin just to sit the examination (as many English doctors did). After qualifying as a doctor he set up a practice in Robson Street Liverpool.[2]

Baxter was initially a medical adviser for Everton F.C. and later he reluctantly became the club's chairman. In 1892 he advanced the club a loan of £1000 to develop Goodison Park.[3]


  1. ^ Ancestry Archived 20 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The Medical Directory, years 1880-1925.
  3. ^ Corbett, James. School of Science. PanMacMillan. pp. 17, 22, 31.