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John Tooke
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Born in Westminster, London
Born on 25th of June 1736
Died on 18th of March 1812

Born 1736. Died 1812 - English radical politician.

Originally John Horne. Educated at Cambridge. Became Vicar of New Brentford. Founded the Constitutional Society which supported American colonists and parliamentary reform. Returned to studying law and received patronage of William Tooke. Imprisoned for supporting American rebels, tried for high treason in 1794 but acquitted. Became MP for Old Sarum in 1801.

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