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Joseph Napier (1804 - 1882):
Lawyer and politican


Joseph Napier was born in Belfast and was educated there and at Trinity College, Dublin. He was called to the Bar in 1831 and very soon engaged in cases similar to those of O'Connell. He became Queen's Counsel in 1844 and was member of parliament for Dublin University from 1848 to 1858. In 1852 he was appointed Attorney-General and received a Doctorate of Civil Law in 1853, becoming Lord Chancellor in 1858. In 1867 he was created a baronet. His publications include educational and legal works. [Biography by A. C. Ewald, 1887]

Born: 26 December 1804
Died: 9 December 1882
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