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Sankey, John

Born: 1866 AD
Died: 1948 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Political Leader, Politician

1866 – John Sankey, 1st Viscount Sankey, born on the 26th of October in Britain. He was a prominent British politician, famous for many of his judgments in the House of Lords.

1889 – He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, graduating with a second-class BA in Modern History.

1891 – A third-class Bachelor of Civil Law degree.

1892 – He became a barrister in the Middle Temple.

1928 – He became a Lord Justice of Appeal.

1929 – He was raised to the peerage as Baron Sankey.

       – Was appointed Lord Chancellor under Ramsay MacDonald’s Labour government.

1931 – He was one of the few Labour politicians to follow MacDonald into the National Government.

1935 – Served as Lord Chancellor, when Stanley Baldwin re-entered office.

1948 – Died on the 6th of February.