The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Denman, Thomas
DENMAN, Thomas lord chief justice of England, born in London, Feb. 23, 1779, died at Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire, Sept. 22, 1854. The only son of Thomas Denman, M. D., author of a well known work on midwifery, he graduated in 1800 at St. John's college, Cambridge, was called to the bar in 1806, returned to parliament for Wareham at the general election of 1818, and in 1820 for Nottingham, representing that town from this time till 1826, and again in 1830-'31. In 1820 he took a distinguished part as solicitor in the trial of Queen Caroline. In 1822 he was appointed common serjeant of the city of London; from 1830 to 1832 he was attorney general; and from 1832 till 1850, he was chief of the king's bench. He was raised to the peerage in 1834. His “Life,” by Sir Joseph Arnould, was published in 1873.