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James Whiteside
Birth: Aug. 12, 1804
Death: Nov. 25, 1876

The Right Honorable Whiteside was the Lord Chief Justice in Ireland from 1866-1976. The son of the local curate, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Inner Temple, London. He was called to the bar in 1830. While a student he wrote magazine articles, collected and republished in 1870 as Early Sketches of Eminent Persons. He made rapid progress in his career and became a QC in 1842. His speech in defence of O’Connell at the state trials of 1844 placed him at the forefront of the bar. Shortly afterwards his health began to trouble him and he spent some time in Italy. He published "Italy in the Nineteenth Century" in 1848. He returned to Ireland and defended Smith O’Brien and others at state trials in Clonmel in 1848. He was elected Conservative MP for Enniskillen 1851 and for University of Dublin from 1859 until he became a judge. He was appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland 1852 and later Attorney-General. After his celebrated speech in the Yelverton case he was greeted with cheers on entering the House of Commons. He was regarded as one of the great orators of the century. He was appointed Chief Justice, Queen’s Bench, Ireland, 1866. Whiteside suffered much ill-health in his later years and died at Brighton, November 25, 1876. He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin
County Dublin, Ireland
 
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jun 29, 2005
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James Whiteside
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