John Thomas Ball

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John Thomas Ball QC (24 July 1815 – 17 March 1898) was an Irish barrister and politician in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, LLD 1844; barrister, 1840; Queen's Counsel, 1854; Vicar-General of the province of Armagh, 1862; Queen's Advocate in Ireland, 1865; Solicitor General for Ireland, 1868; Attorney General for Ireland, 1868 and 1874–1875. He became a member of the Privy Council of Ireland in 1868.

He was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Dublin University 1868–1875; Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1880.

Opposed Irish Church Act; assisted in framing future constitution of disestablished Church of Ireland; opposed Gladstone's first Irish Land Bill of 1870 and Irish University Bill of 1873. Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 1875–1880.[1]

His son, F Elrington Ball, was an author and legal historian.

  1. ^ DNB

References[edit]

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Anthony Lefroy
Robert Warren
Member of Parliament for Dublin University
1868–1875
With: Anthony Lefroy 1868–1870
David Plunket 1870–1875
Succeeded by
David Plunket
Edward Gibson
Legal offices
Preceded by
Michael Harrison
Solicitor General for Ireland
1868
Succeeded by
Henry Ormsby
Preceded by
Robert Warren
Attorney General for Ireland
1868
Succeeded by
Edward Sullivan
Preceded by
Christopher Palles
Attorney General for Ireland
1874
Succeeded by
Henry Ormsby
Political offices
Preceded by
In Commission
Lord Chancellor of Ireland
1875–1880
Succeeded by
The Lord O'Hagan