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Austin, John (1790–1859), legal philosopher, was probably born at Creeting Mill, Suffolk, on 3 March 1790, the eldest of the five sons and two daughters of Jonathan Austin and his wife, Anne, née Redhouse. Jonathan Austin was a prosperous Suffolk miller and corn merchant who profited greatly from the Napoleonic wars. He was self-educated, intelligent, vigorous, and knowledgeable in history and political economy. ...

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Thomas Henry Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill (1933–2010) by David Poole, 2002 The Master and Fellows of Balliol College, Oxford

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Bingham, Thomas Henry [Tom], Baron Bingham of Cornhill (1933–2010), judge, was born on 13 October 1933 at the nursing home, 49 Beaumont Street, Marylebone, London, the younger child and only son of Thomas Henry Bingham (1901–1980), a physician born and brought up in ...

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Devlin, Patrick Arthur, Baron Devlin (1905–1992), judge and legal philosopher, was born at Chislehurst, Kent, on 25 November 1905, the eldest of three sons and second of five children of William John Devlin (d. 1932), architect, and his wife, Frances Evelyn (Fanny), ...

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Patrick Arthur Devlin, Baron Devlin (1905–1992) by John Ward, 1972 Gray's Inn Library; photography by Paul Willatts

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Ronald Myles Dworkin (1931–2013) by Terence Spencer, c.1978 © Getty Images

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Dworkin, Ronald Myles (1931–2013), legal and political philosopher, was born on 11 December 1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, the elder son of David Dworkin (1896–1969), curtain manufacturer, and his wife, Madeline, née Taber (1905–1988), both of Russian Jewish descent, his father an immigrant from ...

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Harlow, Vincent Todd (1898–1961), historian and constitutional adviser, was born at 17 Alexandra Place, Newcastle, on 14 August 1898, the elder son of Vincent Harlow (1868–1930), a master builder who became a Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Esther Agnes, née Todd (...

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Hart, Herbert Lionel Adolphus (1907–1992), legal philosopher, was born at Harrogate, Yorkshire, on 18 July 1907, the third of four children of Simeon Hart (1871–1953), master tailor and furrier, and his wife, Rose (1874–1953), who helped him in the business. She was the daughter of ...

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Kenneth William Wedderburn, Baron Wedderburn of Charlton (1927–2012) by unknown photographer, c.2006 The Times / NI Syndication