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John Charles Bigham, 1840-1929

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1840.08.03
Place of Birth: Liverpool
Date of Death: 1929.09.03
Place of Death: Littlehampton

Identity:

John Charles Bigham, 1st Viscount Bigham, was a barrister and politician.

Life:

He was invited to the Private View of the Royal Society of British Artists when Whistler was President in 1887.

Bigham was called to the bar in 1870 and presided over a highly successful practice on the English northern circuit. He later became a judge and served on numerous committees and Royal Commissions including the Commission for revision of martial law sentences in 1902.

Bibliography:

Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004.