John George (lawyer)

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John George PC, QC (18 November 1804 – 15 December 1871) was an Irish politician and judge.


George was born in Dublin, the eldest son of John George, of Dublin, a merchant, by Emily Jane Fox, daughter of Richard Fox. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. The University of Dublin conferred on him the degrees of B. A. 1823, and M.A. 1826.

Legal and judicial career[edit]

George was called to the Irish Bar at King's Inns. On 16 May 1827 he was also called to the bar at Gray's Inn, London. Having returned to Ireland, he was appointed a Queen's Counsel on 2 November 1844. George became a Bencher of King's Inns in 1849. He sat as Member of Parliament for County Wexford from 1852 to 1857 and from 1859 to 1866 and served as Solicitor-General for Ireland under Lord Derby from February to July 1859. He became a member of the Irish Privy Council in 1866, and was appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, Ireland, in November of the same year, a post which he held until his death.

Personal life[edit]

George married, first, in 1832, Susan Rosanna, daughter of Isaac Matthew D'Olier of Colleagues, County Dublin – she died in 1847; and secondly, 10 August 1848, Mary, eldest daughter of Christopher L'Estrange Carleton. He died at 45 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, 15 December 1871 aged 67.



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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Fagan
Hamilton Knox Grogan Morgan
Member of Parliament for County Wexford
With: Patrick McMahon
Succeeded by
Patrick McMahon
John Hatchell
Preceded by
Patrick McMahon
John Hatchell
Member of Parliament for County Wexford
With: Patrick McMahon 1859–1865
Sir James Power, Bt 1865–1866
Succeeded by
Sir James Power, Bt
Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edmund Hayes
Solicitor-General for Ireland
February–July 1859
Succeeded by
Rickard Deasy