Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Reid, Richard Tuohill

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655100Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 47 — Reid, Richard Tuohill1896James McMullen Rigg

REID, RICHARD TUOHILL, LL.D. (d. 1883), jurist, son of Herbert Reid of Killarney, was called to the Irish bar in Trinity term 1853, and soon afterwards proceeded to Bombay, where for more than a quarter of a century he held the Perry professorship of jurisprudence in Elphinstone College, and presided over the government law school. He was also from 1864 editor of the ‘Reports of the High Court.’ He died at Rome on 11 Feb. 1883, bequeathing 25,000l. in trust for the promotion of education in Ireland. Reid was author of ‘Family Rights considered as a Branch of General and Comparative Jurisprudence,’ Bombay, 1856, 16mo.

[Athenæum, 5 May 1883; Thom's Official Directory, 1854.]

J. M. R.