John Samuel Fletcher (3 November 1841 - 20 May 1924) was a barrister and politician.
He was the second son of Samuel Fletcher, merchant of Manchester, and his wife Elizabeth Helen Kelsall, daughter of John Kelsall. Fletcher was educated at Harrow School and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1864 and a Master of Arts in 1869, having been called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn the year before.
Fletcher was appointed a member of the Hampstead Board of Guardians in 1876 and as chairman four years later, retiring from his post in 1898. He was elected to represent Hampstead on the new London County Council in 1889. A member of the Moderate or Conservative Party on the council, he served as deputy chairman in 1900 before leaving the council after another four years.
Fletcher married Sara Clark, second daughter of Jonathan Clark in 1895. They had no children and with his death the baronetcy became extinct.
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