We are now, as we have always been, decidedly and conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative party.
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|Birth:||20th December, 1780|
|Death:||10th August, 1857|
John Wilson Croker was born in Galway, Ireland. He was an Irish Tory politician and essayist. He graduated for Trinity College, Dublin in 1800. He studied law at Lincoln’s Inn, London. He was called to the Irish bar in 1802. He was a Member of Parliament for Downpatrick, Athlone, Yarmouth, Bodmin, Aldeburgh, and University of Dublin. He was secretary of the Admiralty during the long Tory predominance. Strongly opposed to the Reform Bill of 1832, he resigned from Parliament when it was passed. From 1831 to 1854 Croker was one of the chief writers for the Quarterly Review, to which he contributed about 270 articles on a variety of subjects. He wrote several books include: The battle of Talavera, History of the Guillotine, Essays on the early period of the French revolution, and The Croker Papers.
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