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Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn

(1779-1854), Judge

Sitter in 7 portraits
Cockburn was a distinguished advocate and judge. He was one of the leaders of the Whig party in Scotland in the period before the Reform Act of 1832. Cockburn's main purposes as a reformer were to bring about a wider parliamentary franchise, more and fairer juries and an elected clergy. On the accession of Earl Grey's ministry in 1830, he became Solicitor-General for Scotland. He was jointly charged with drafting the Scottish Reform Bill. He was made a judge in 1834.

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Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, by Alexander Handyside Ritchie - NPG 4700

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn

by Alexander Handyside Ritchie
marble bust, 1848
NPG 4700

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, after David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG Ax29522

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn

after David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1843-1848; published 1928
NPG Ax29522

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, by H.F. (or F.H.) Weisse - NPG D33692

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn

by H.F. (or F.H.) Weisse
lithograph, 1834 or after
NPG D33692

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David Octavius Hill, John Henning and others at Bonaly Towers.

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18790


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