Bigham, John Charles
Born: Aug 03, 1840 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 89 years of age.
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.
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