William John Johnston (1869 - 1940):
William Johnston was born in Belfast, and was educated at Methodist College, Belfast, and Queen's College, Belfast. In 1892 he was called to the Bar and eight years later was appointed editor of the New Irish Jurist. In 1906 he became editor of the Irish Law Times. He became a county court judge and then served as a High Court judge from 1924 to 1939. In the following year he was judge of the Supreme Court before becoming Commissioner of Charitable Donations and Bequests.