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Sankey, John Sankey, Viscount, 1866-1948

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Personal name headingSankey, John Sankey, Viscount, 1866-1948
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Variant(s)Sankey, John, 1866-1948
Associated countryGreat Britain
Birth date1866-10-26
Death date1948-02-06
Field of activityLaw
AffiliationMiddle Temple (London, England) Jesus College (University of Oxford)
Profession or occupationLawyers Statesmen
Found inLord Stowell, an address delivered by the Right Honourable Viscount Sankey, Treasurer of the Middle Temple, before the University of Oxford on May 9th, 1936
Speech by the Right Hon. Viscount Sankey, G.B.E., High Steward of the University of Oxford, at the opening of the new buildings at Ruskin College, Oxford, 1936
Oxford dictionary of national biography online, 23 May 2017 (Sankey, John, Viscount Sankey (1866-1948), lord chancellor, was born on 26 October 1866. He went to Jesus College, Oxford, where he was a scholar ... hewas called to the bar by the Middle Temple in 1892 ... became a King's Counsel in 1909 and in 1914 was promoted to the King's Bench. When Labour came to power in 1929, he was offered and accepted the Woolsack [Lord Chancellorship]. Sankey was made a baron in 1929 and a viscount in 1932. Sankey was a bencher of his inn, an honorary fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and high steward of the university, from which he received the honorary degree of DCL. He died in London on 6 February 1948 and the peerage became extinct)