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Charles Arthur Russell (1932 - 1900):
Lord Chief Justice


Charles Russell was born in Ballybot, near Newry, County Down, and was educated at a private school in Newry, the Belfast Diocesan Seminaryand the Vincentian College, Castleknock, Dublin. He practised as a solicitor for two years in Belfast and was called to the English Bar in 1859. In 1872 he became Queen's Counsel and served as a member of parliament for Dundalk from 1880 until 1885, when he was elected for South Hackney. In the following year he was appointed English Attorney General. He published New Views of Ireland or Irish Land; Grievances; Remedies. In 1893 he was advocate for Britain in the Bering Sea arbitration and was awarded the Grand Order of St Michael and St George. In 1894 was made Lord of Appeal and was knighted. He finally became Lord Chief Justice in 1894 and was made a life peer, Baron Russell of Killowen. He died in Kensington. [Biography by Barry O'Brien]

Born: 10 November 1932
Died: 10 August 1900
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