Harrison, William George (DNB00)

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HARRISON, WILLIAM GEORGE (1827–1883), lawyer, born in 1827, became a ‘proper sizar’ of St. John's College, Cambridge; distinguished himself as a speaker on the conservative side at the Union; graduated as eighteenth wrangler in 1850; immediately entered the Middle Temple, and was called to the bar by that society in Hilary term 1853. His rise was very slow, but he gradually acquired a reputation as a sound commercial lawyer. A great many pupils attended his chambers. He took silk in 1877, and his practice went on rapidly increasing till his death at South Lodge, Edgware, 5 March 1883. He was a bencher of his inn. Harrison was survived by a widow and family. Along with G. A. Capes he wrote ‘The Joint-Stock Companies Act, 1856,’ with notes and index, 1856.

[Times, 7, 8, and 12 March 1883; Law Times, 10 March 1883, p. 345; Solicitors' Journal, 10 March 1883, p. 319.]

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