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Coleridge John Duke

Coleridge, John Duke, Lord, an English lawyer, son of Sir J. T. Coleridge, was born in 1821. Educated at Eton, and at Oxford where he was made Fellow of Exeter College, he was called to the bar, and practised on the Western Circuit, of which he became leader. In 1855 he became Recorder of Portsmouth, took silk in 1861, and represented Exeter in Parliament from 1865 till his appointment as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and Baron Coleridge. He was Solieitor-General in 1868, and Attorney-General in 1871. In 1880 he was made Lord Chief Justice of England. Of great eloquence as an advocate, most people remember him as the cross-examiner of the claimant in the Tichborne case. He died in 1894.