Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Bourke, Robert
BOURKE, The Right Hon. Robert, M.P., third son of the 5th Earl of Mayo, was born at Hayes, co. Meath, June 11, 1827, and educated at Enniskillen School, at Hall Place, Kent, and at Trinity College, Dublin. Called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1852, he went the South Wales Circuit, and attended the Knutsford sessions for twelve years. Mr. Bourke also had a large business at the Parliamentary bar. He was elected M.P. for Lynn Regis, in the Conservative interest, at the general election of Dec. 1868, and he still represents that borough in the House of Commons. When Mr. Disraeli came into power in Feb. 1874, Mr. Bourke was appointed Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and he held that office till April, 1880, when he was added to the Privy Council. He has travelled in America, India, and the Holy Land, and contributed his views upon these countries to various magazines. Mr. Bourke is also the author of "Parliamentary Precedents." He married in 1863 Lady Susan Georgiana, eldest daughter of the first Marquis of Dalhousie.