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Baron Richard Dowse (1824 – 14 March 1890)[1] was an Irish policitian and barrister. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Londonderry at the 1868 general election.[1] He was appointed a Baron of the Court of the Exchequer. He was Attorney-General and Solicitor-General for Ireland in the 1870s.[2]

His obituary notice in The Times of 15 March 1890, read

Mr. Baron Dowse was a self-made man, who, without social advantages, forced his way by his own merit to the eminent position which he occupied . . . He gave at all times free and vivid utterance to his thoughts, without waiting to examine critically the terms in which he should mould them. These were often quaint and graphic, with a dash of wit and humour, which, if a little wanting in dignity, .. .gave emphasis and force to an argument or comment.[3][4]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Claud Hamilton
Member of Parliament for Londonderry City
1868 – 1872
Succeeded by
Charles Edward Lewis
Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Robert Barry
Solicitor General for Ireland
1870-1872
Succeeded by
Christopher Palles
Attorney General for Ireland
1872
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