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Caricature from Punch, 1881

Sir John Holker QC (1828 – 1882) was a British lawyer and politician. He sat as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Preston from 1872 until his death ten years later. He was first Solicitor General and later Attorney General in the second government of Benjamin Disraeli.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Hesketh
Edward Hermon
Member of Parliament for Preston
1872 – 1882
With: Edward Hermon to 1881
William Farrer Ecroyd from 1881
Succeeded by
William Farrer Ecroyd
Henry Cecil Raikes
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Baggallay
Solicitor General for England and Wales
Succeeded by
Sir Hardinge Giffard
Preceded by
Sir Richard Baggallay
Attorney General for England and Wales
Succeeded by
Sir Henry James


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