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Sir Theobald Mathew KCB MC QC (1898-1964) was Director of Public Prosecutions from 1944 to 1964, making him the longest-serving DPP. In 1960 he was responsible for authorising the prosecution of Penguin Books for obscenity after they published Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence.[1]


  1. ^ The Guardian, 13 September 2000. Extract from "Bound and Gagged," by Alan Travis. Published by Profile, 2000.
Preceded by
Edward Atkinson
Director of Public Prosecutions
Succeeded by
Norman Skelhorn

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