John Hart (classicist)

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John Thornton Hart (30 September 1936 – 15 November 2011) was a classics master at Malvern College and winner of the 1975 series of Mastermind.[1][2] Within English law, Hart is also notable as being a party in the House of Lords case Pepper v Hart, which was a landmark decision in English law concerning the use of legislative history in statutory interpretation.[3] Hart was the first man to win Mastermind, as women won the first three series of the show between 1972 and 1974.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brudney, J. (2010), The Story of Pepper v. Hart: Examining Legislative History Across the Pond, Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper Series, p. 33
  2. ^ Latin Master is New Mastermind, The Times (London), Dec. 23, 1975, p. 4
  3. ^ See Brudney, J. (2010), The Story of Pepper v. Hart: Examining Legislative History Across the Pond, Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper Series
  4. ^ "John Hart". London: Telegraph. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-12.