- Sir William Moore Johnson, 1st Baronet
Rt Hon Sir William Moore Johnson, 1st Baronet KC (1828 –
9 December 1918)cite web |url=http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Mcommons1.htm |title=Historical list of MPs: M |work=Leigh Rayment's peerage pages |accessdate=2007-11-10] was an Irish barrister and judge.
He was the son of Rev. William Johnson,
chancellorof the Diocese of Cloyne. He was educated at Dublin University, entered Lincoln's Innin 1849, and was called to the Irish bar four years later. In 1872, he became a Queen's Counsel.cite book | title=The Judges in Ireland, 1221-1921 | first=F. Elrington | last=Ball | authorlink=F Elrington Ball | publisher=The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. | year=2005 | pages=374–375 | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=rqeSXWqKAD8C | accessdate=2007-11-10]
He was elected as a Liberal
Member of Parliament(MP) for Mallow in County Corkin 1880, and held the seat until 1883. He also served as Solicitor General for Irelandfrom 1880 to 1881.cite web |url=http://www.leighrayment.com/baronetage/baronetsJ.htm |title=Baronets: J |work=Leigh Rayment's peerage pages |accessdate=2007-11-10] In 1881, he was sworn a member of the Privy Council of Ireland[cite web |url=http://www.leighrayment.com/pcouncil/pcouncilI.htm |title=Privy councillors |work=Leigh Rayment's peerage pages |accessdate=2007-11-10] and made Attorney General for Ireland. He remained Attorney General until 1883, when he was appointed a Justice of the Queen's BenchDivision of the High Court of Justice in Ireland. He married Susan, daughter of Richard Bayly of Green Park, the following year.
He was created a Baronet (of Dublin) in the
Baronetage of the United Kingdomon 24 November 1909after his retirement from the court that year. The title became extinct on his death.
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