|Full name||John Frederick Peel Rawlinson|
|Date of birth||21 December 1860|
|Place of birth||Walberton, England|
|Date of death||14 January 1926(aged 65)|
|Place of death||London, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
John Frederick Peel Rawlinson (21 December 1860 – 14 January 1926) was an English barrister, politician and footballer. An amateur, he won the FA Cup with Old Etonians in 1882 and made one appearance for England in 1882 playing as a goalkeeper, before serving as a Member of Parliament for Cambridge University from 1906 to 1926.
The youngest son of Sir Christopher Rawlinson, a former Chief Justice of Madras, John Rawlinson was born in New Alresford, Hampshire and educated at Twyford School, and Eton College, before going up to Trinity College, Cambridge where he won a Cambridge University football "Blue" in 1882 and 1883.
He continued to play for the Old Etonians whilst at university, helping them reach three successive FA Cup finals from 1881 to 1883, losing out 3–0 to Old Carthusians in 1881 and going down to a surprise 2–1 defeat to Blackburn Olympic in 1883. In the 1882 FA Cup Final, he was goalkeeper for the Old Etonians in the final against Blackburn Rovers. According to the match report in Gibbons' "Association Football in Victorian England", after the Old Etonians went 1–0 up by half-time, "Rovers had a couple of chances to level the scores, which were easily dealt with by Rawlinson in the Etonian goal" thus helping the Etonians to claim the cup for the second time in four seasons.
Legal and political career
He qualified as a barrister and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1884, becoming a QC in 1897, practising on the South-East Circuit. He was a member of the General Council of the Bar from its inception in 1894 and later served as Vice-Chairman. He was appointed recorder of Cambridge in 1896, and in 1901 became a county Justice of the Peace for Cambridgeshire.
He was co-author with his father of "Rawlinson's Municipal Corporations' Acts" (1883), which became a standard work on the local government laws and went into ten editions.
Rawlinson was a school governor of Eton, Malvern and Brighton College, Fellow of Eton College, Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and from 1918 Deputy High Steward of Cambridge University.
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- Gibbons, Philip (2001). Association Football in Victorian England – A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900. Upfront Publishing. pp. 64–65. ISBN 1-84426-035-6.
- Betts, Graham (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 198. ISBN 1-905009-63-1.
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- Warsop, Keith (2004). The Early F.A. Cup Finals and the Southern Amateurs. Tony Brown, Soccer Data. pp. 117–118. ISBN 1-899468-78-1.
- Portraits of John Rawlinson at the National Portrait Gallery, London
- Reginald Macaulay at Englandstats.com
- England profile
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb
Sir John Eldon Gorst
| Member of Parliament for Cambridge University
With: Samuel Butcher 1906–11
Sir Joseph Larmor 1911–22
J. R. M. Butler1922–23
Sir Geoffrey Butler 1923–26
Sir Geoffrey Butler
Sir John Withers