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Bigham, John Charles

Born: 1840 AD
Died: 1929 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Jurist

1840 – Born on the 3rd of August in Liverpool, England.

1870 – He studied law at London University and was called to the bar.

1883 – Bigham was named a Queen’s Counsel.

1885 – Unsuccessful candidate for Parliament from Toxteth.

1892 – Once again he was defeated as Liverpool Exchange constituency.

1895 – Elected on his third attempt as a Liberal Unionist.

        – Became a judge to the Queen’s Bench while continuing his work in business law.

1904 – He presided over the railway and canal commission.

1909 – Joined the Probate, divorce and Admiralty division.

1910 – He retired in his post.

1912 – Appointed by Lord Loreburn, the Lord Chancellor in the government of Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, to head the inquiry commission into the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

1913 – Presided over the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.

1916 – He was created a viscount.

1929 – He died at Littlehampton in Sussex on 3rd of September.