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Croom-Johnson began his career as a solicitor in 1901. In 1909 he married Ruby Ernestine Hobbs. They had three sons, one of whom was killed in 1940 while serving in the Second World War. In 1929, he was elected the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Bridgwater. In 1938, he resigned his seat in Parliament after being appointed a Justice of the High Court. This resignation precipitated the 1938 Bridgwater by-election.
From October 1938 to January 1954, he was Judge High Court of Justice, King's Bench Division. He presided over the Oakham Assize of May 1947, when Mrs Teresa Agnes Yorke appeared charged with performing an illegal operation. As she pleaded guilty, the Jury was not sworn in, and the judge sentenced her to four years penal servitude. The Assize lasted a total of 24 minutes.
Several photographic portraits of Croom-Johnson exist in the National Portrait Gallery.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Reginald Croom-Johnson
- Portraits of Reginald Croom-Johnson at the National Portrait Gallery, London
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