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Austin, John (1790–1859), legal philosopher  

Wilfrid E. Rumble

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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Bingham, Thomas Henry, Baron Bingham of Cornhill (1933–2010)  

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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  

Stephen Sedley

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  

Tony Honoré

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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Cover Devlin, Patrick Arthur, Baron Devlin (1905–1992)

Devlin, Patrick Arthur, Baron Devlin (1905–1992)  

Maker: John Ward

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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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Dworkin, Ronald Myles (1931–2013)  

Maker: Terence Spencer

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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  

Stephen Guest and Jeffrey Jowell

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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Gardner, John Blair (1965–2019), legal philosopher  

Hugh Collins

Gardner, John Blair (1965–2019), legal philosopher, was born on 23 March 1965 at the Queen Mother’s Hospital, Glasgow, the elder son of William Russell Williamson Gardner (1925–2004), a senior lecturer in the German department of Glasgow University, and his wife, Sylvia Patricia, ...

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Harlow, Vincent Todd (1898–1961), historian and constitutional adviser  

W. David McIntyre

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  

Tony Honoré

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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Hart, Herbert Lionel Adolphus (1907–1992)  

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Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart (1907–1992) by Steve Pyke, 1990 © Steve Pyke; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wedderburn, Kenneth William [Bill], Baron Wedderburn of Charlton (1927–2012), legal scholar  

Bob Hepple

Wedderburn, Kenneth William [Bill], Baron Wedderburn of Charlton (1927–2012), legal scholar, was born on 13 April 1927 at 62 Sprules Road, Brockley, London, the only child of Herbert John Wedderburn (1895–1978), an artisan scale-maker, and his wife, Mabel Ethel, née Hollands (1900–2002). He was proud to learn, late in life, that he was a descendant of ...

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Wedderburn, Kenneth William [Bill], Baron Wedderburn of Charlton (1927–2012)  

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

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Wheatcroft, George Shorrock Ashcombe (1905–1987), solicitor and jurist  

J. F. Avery Jones

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Wheatcroft, George Shorrock Ashcombe (1905–1987), solicitor and jurist, was born on 29 October 1905 in Derby, the eldest of three children, a son and two daughters, of Hubert Ashcombe Wheatcroft, solicitor, and his wife, Jane Eccles, daughter of a Liverpool cotton broker. He was educated at ...