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Frederick Birkenhead
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Born in Birkenhead, Merseyside
Born on 12th of July 1872
Died on 30th of September 1930

Born 1872. Died 1930 - English lawyer and statesman.


He studied at Oxford and was called to the Bar in 1899. He entered Parliament as a Conservative in 1906, becoming Attorney General (1915-19) and Lord Chancellor (1919-22). He played a major part in the Irish settlement of 1921 and was created an earl in 1922. As a lawyer he prepared a series of Acts reforming land law and a textbook on international law.

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