We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We’ve got nothing to be ashamed about.
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|Birth:||13th December, 1844|
|Death:||13th March, 1932|
John Atkinson was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. He was an Irish judge and politician. He studied at Belfast Academy. He was awarded the B.A. degree with first-class honours in 1861. He earned a first-class Diploma in Elementary Law in 1864, and a first-class LL.B. in 1865. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1865 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1880. He was elected a Bencher of the King's Inns in June 1885. In 1889, he was appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland. He became Attorney-General for Ireland in 1892, and later that year was appointed a Privy Councillor. In December 1893 he was selected to represent the Unionist Party in North Londonderry. He was elected a Conservative M.P. for North Londonderry in 1895. On 19 December 1905, he was appointed to the House of Lords as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and life peer under the title Baron Atkinson. He retired as a judge in 1928.
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