Edward Falconer Litton

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About Edward Falconer Litton

Edward Falconer Litton was educated in law at Trinity College Dublin. He kept a Dublin address at 67 Merrion Square. He was accepted into the Irish bar in 1849 and made a Queen's Counsel in 1874. He wrote scholarly opinions -- among them, "Life or Death: the Destiny of the Soul in the Future State" (1866). He served in Cork and Wicklow circuit. He served as a Liberal Member of Parliament of Tyrone in 1880 and a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1890. He served as the first a Judicial Land Commissioner in Ireland, under the Land Law Act of 1881.


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