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Thurlow, EDWARD, LORD (1735-1806), English Lord Chancellor, was born in Suffolk, and was called to the bar in 1758. He had little knowledge of law, but had a certain imposing manner which impressed people, and his rise in his profession was rapid. In 1771 he was Solicitor-General and in 1778 was raised to the woolsack in return for his services to the Government. Once his ambition was gratified, however, he became an extremely obnoxious person to the Government of Pitt and strenuously opposed all his measures. Pitt procured his removal from office in 1792. His abilities were of the mediocre order, and Fox's criticism of him is well known. He said, No man was ever so wise as Lord Thurlow looked."