Joseph Ruston (1835 - 11 June 1897) was an English engineer and manufacturer and Liberal politician.
Ruston was the son of Robert Ruston a farmer of Chatteris, Isle of Ely and his wife Margaret Seward. He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield and became an apprentice at the Sheffield cutlery firm of George Wostenholme. On completing his apprenticeship in 1856 with a good commercial training and having a modest inheritance from his father's estate he went into business with Burton and Proctor of Lincoln. He thus became head of the firm of Ruston, Proctor and Company, agricultural implement makers and engineers. In 1870 Ruston was Mayor of Lincoln. He was also a J.P..
Ruston married Jane Brown in 1859.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
John Hinde Palmer
|Member of Parliment for Lincoln|
1884 – 1886
| Succeeded by|
Frederick Harold Kerans
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