Reginald Croom-Johnson

Reginald Croom-Johnson

Sir Reginald Powell Croom-Johnson KC (1879-1957) was a British politician and judge.

Croom-Johnson began his career as a solicitor in 1901. In 1909 he married Ruby Ernestine Hobbs. They had two sons, one of whom was killed in 1940 while serving in the Second World War. In 1929, he was elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bridgwater. In 1938, he resigned his seat in Parliament after being appointed a Justice of the High Court. This resignation precipitated the 1938 Bridgwater by-election. From October 1938 to January 1954, he was Judge High Court of Justice, King's Bench Division. He presided over the Oakham Assize of May 1947, when Mrs Teresa Agnes Yorke appeared charged with performing an illegal operation. As she pleaded guilty, the Jury was not sworn in, and the judge sentenced her to four years penal servitude. The Assize lasted a total of 24 minutes.

Reginald died at age 78 in Trull, near Taunton, Somerset on 29 December 1957.

Several photographic portraits of Croom-Johnson exist in the National Portrait Gallery.

External links

* [ National Portrait Gallery] .

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Croom (name) — Croom is a surname of English, and in some cases, North American origin.[1] Contents 1 Etymology of the name 2 Croom 2.1 Peopl …   Wikipedia

  • Vernon Bartlett — Charles Vernon Oldfield Bartlett CBE (30 April 1894, Westbury, Wiltshire 18 January 1983) was an English journalist, politician and author who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1938 to 1950. Contents 1 Life 2 Publications 3 References …   Wikipedia

  • Bridgwater by-election, 1938 — The Bridgwater by election, 1938 was a parliamentary by election for the British House of Commons constituency of Bridgwater, Somerset held on 17th November 1938. The by election was triggered when Reginald Croom Johnson, the sitting Conservative …   Wikipedia

  • List of Privy Counsellors (1952–present) — This is a List of Privy Counsellors of the United Kingdom appointed since the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. Due to political ties, some Prime Ministers from Commonwealth realms also are ascended to the British Privy Council as… …   Wikipedia

  • Castle — This article is about medieval fortifications. For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). For a list of all castles, see List of castles. For similar but unrelated structures in Japan, see Japanese castle …   Wikipedia

  • List of New Orleans Saints players — This is a list of American football players who have played for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one match in the NFL regular season. The New Orleans Saints franchise was… …   Wikipedia

  • List of high schools in Maryland — Contents 1 Allegany County 2 Anne Arundel County 3 Baltimore City …   Wikipedia

  • List of London School of Economics people — This is a list of noted alumni or faculty of the London School of Economics. Heads of State or Heads of Government * Harmodio Arias (1886 1962) President of Panama, 1932 1936 * Óscar Arias (b. 1941) President of Costa Rica, 1986 1990, 2006… …   Wikipedia

  • Bibliography —  ❖ Abelard, Peter (1849 59), Opera, ed. V. Cousin and C. Jourdain, Paris: Durand.  ❖ Abelard, Peter (1855), Opera Omnia, ed. J. P. Migne, Paris: Garnier.  ❖ Abelard, Peter (1969 87), Opera Theologica, i iii, ed. E. Buytaert and C. Mews, Corpus… …   Christian Philosophy

  • List of philosophers born in the nineteenth century — Philosophers born in the nineteenth century (and others important in the history of philosophy) , listed alphabetically::: Note: This list has a minimal criteria for inclusion and the relevance to philosophy of some individuals on the list is… …   Wikipedia

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.