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- 1873 - 2006
- Rawlinson, Peter Anthony Grayson, 1919 - 2006 (Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, politician and lawyer) (Person)
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During the Second World War, he served in the Irish Guards, 1940-6, and was mentioned in dispatches, 1943. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple, 1946, and became a Queen's Counsel, 1959. He was Recorder of Salisbury, 1961-2; Recorder of Kingston upon Thames, 1975; Leader of the Western Circuit, 1975-82; and Chairman, 1975-6, and President, 1986-7, of the Senate of the Inns of Court and the Bar . He was also a Bencher, 1962, Reader, 1983, and Treasurer, 1984, of the Inner Temple. He retired from practice at the Bar in 1985.
He stood unsuccessfully for the Conservative Party in Hackney South, 1951, and was then elected Member of Parliament for Epsom [later Epsom and Ewell], 1955-78. He was Solicitor General, 1962-4; Opposition Spokesman for Law, 1964-5 and 1968-70; Opposition Spokesman for Broadcasting, 1965; Attorney General, 1970-4; and Attorney General for Northern Ireland, 1972-4.
He was knighted, 1962, and created a peer as Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, 1978. He became a Privy Councillor, 1964. He was an Honorary Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, from 1981.
He died on 28 June 2006.
His publications include: "War Poems and Poetry Today" (1943); "Public Duty and Personal Faith: the example of Thomas More" (1978); "A Price Too High" (1989) and "The Jesuit Factor" (1990). He also published a number of novels, 1991-2004.
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