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John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge was an English lawyer judge and Liberal politician who eventually became Lord Chief Justice of England. In 1868 Prime Minister William Gladstone appointed him Solicitor-General. He subsequently held the positions of Attorney-General and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. In 1874 he was made a Baron. Coleridge was a supporter of women's suffrage and was the great nephew of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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Name: John Coleridge 1st Baron Coleridge
Title: Lord
Also known as: 1st Baron Coleridge; John Duke Coleridge
Name suffix: Kt; PC
Gender: Male
Nationality: English
Date of birth: 1820
Date of death: 1894
Roles: Legal; Politician
Project person ID: SLP045
Image rights: Hulton Archive/Stringer/Getty Images