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Sankey, John (1st Viscount Sankey)

Born: 1866 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 81 years of age.

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.


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