List of Famous Justices Of The Peace People

List of Famous Justices Of The Peace

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List of famous justice of the peaces, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top justice of the peaces in the world? This includes the most prominent justice of the peaces, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable justice of the peaces is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic justice of the peaces were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned justice of the peaces.

William Cooley and Roy Bean are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

From reputable, prominent, and well known justice of the peaces to the lesser known justice of the peaces of today, these are some of the best professionals in the justice of the peace field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous justice of the peaces ever?" and "What are the names of famous justice of the peaces?" then you're in the right place. (31 items)


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    Henry Fielding
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    Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded what some have called London's first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1707-1754)
    • Birthplace: Sharpham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Justice of the Peace, Novelist, Barrister, Author
    • Credits: Tom Jones
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    Carol Lesley Barnes was a British television newsreader and broadcaster. She worked for ITN from 1975 to 2004.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1944-2008)
    • Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Justice of the Peace, Presenter
    • Credits: The Channel Four Daily
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    William Cooley
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    William Cooley was one of the first American settlers, and a regional leader, in what is now known as Broward County, in the US state of Florida. His family was killed by Seminoles in 1836, during the Second Seminole War. The attack, known as the "New River Massacre", caused immediate abandonment of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1783-1863)
    • Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Merchant, Politician, Soldier, Justice of the Peace, Farmer
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    George Booker
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    George William Booker was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, teacher, judge and justice of the peace from Virginia.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1821-1883)
    • Birthplace: Stuart, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Justice of the Peace, Lawyer, Teacher
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    Roy Bean
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    Phantly Roy Bean, Jr. was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". According to legend, Judge Roy Bean held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande on a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of southwest ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1825-1903)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Justice of the Peace, Bartender
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    Wells Spicer
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    Wells W. Spicer was an American journalist, prospector, politician, lawyer and judge whose legal career immersed him in two significant events in frontier history: the Mountain Meadows massacre in the Utah Territory in 1857; and the 1881 shootout commonly known as the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1831-1887)
    • Birthplace: Chemung, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Justice of the Peace, Lawyer
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    Richard Chichester Mason was a prominent physician practicing in Alexandria, Virginia. Mason was a grandson of George Mason and his wife Ann Eilbeck.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1793-1869)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Justice of the Peace, Physician
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    John Hill
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    John Hill was an American clerk, bookkeeper, merchant and Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district from 1867 to 1873, and New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1881 to 1883.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1821-1884)
    • Birthplace: Catskill, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Merchant, Politician, Justice of the Peace
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    Malcolm Alexander MacLean
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    Malcolm Alexander MacLean was the first Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, serving from 1886 to 1887. He beat his opponent, sawmill manager Richard H. Alexander, by 17 votes May 3, 1886. The favourite going into the election was Alexander, of Alexander Street fame. But a strike at Hastings Sawmill ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1842-1895)
    • Birthplace: Tiree, Scotland
    • Profession: Justice of the Peace
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    Robert Taylor Telford was a Canadian pioneer and politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1905 until 1913. Born in Quebec, he came to western Canada to serve with the North-West Mounted Police during the North-West Rebellion. He then settled near Leduc and became a prominent ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1860-1933)
    • Birthplace: Shawville, Canada
    • Profession: Justice of the Peace
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    Alexander Brodie Spark, influential merchant, businessman and free settler of Australia, was born on 9 August 1792 at Elgin, Scotland.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1792-1856)
    • Birthplace: Elgin, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Merchant, Businessperson, Justice of the Peace, Settler
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    John Brooks

    John Brooks was the ninth mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He was the first mayor elected by popular vote in the City of Columbus on April 14, 1834. He was elected to a two-year term, but only served for one year. He resigned from office on April 21, 1835. John Bailhache was appointed by city council to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1785-1869)
    • Profession: Merchant, Politician, Justice of the Peace
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    Alexander Patton

    Alexander Patton was the 17th mayor and 19th mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He was also the 16th person to serve in that office. He served Columbus four years during non-consecutive terms. His successor after 1845 was Augustus S. Decker and after 1849 was Lorenzo English.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1791-1857)
    • Birthplace: Hanoverton, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Justice of the Peace, Carpenter
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    George Mason II

    George Mason II was an early American planter and statesman. Mason was the grandfather of George Mason IV, a Founding Father of the United States.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1660-1716)
    • Birthplace: Accokeek
    • Profession: Businessperson, Justice of the Peace
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    James Bartram

    James Athol Bartram was a leading pioneer in the Western Australian town of Beverley.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1826-1905)
    • Birthplace: Aylmerton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Justice of the Peace, Mail carrier, Farmer
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    George Mason I

    George Mason I was the progenitor of the prominent American landholding and political Mason family. Mason was the great-grandfather of George Mason IV, a Founding Father of the United States.more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1629-1686)
    • Birthplace: Pershore, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Businessperson, Justice of the Peace
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    Henry Hayman Toulmin

    Henry Hayman Toulmin was a wealthy British ship owner who became Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, and then mayor of St Albans.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1807-1871)
    • Profession: Justice of the Peace
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    David Sun

    David Sun Tak-kei, BBS, JP is the current Director of Audit of Hong Kong. He was the president of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Profession: Accountant, Businessperson, Politician, Justice of the Peace
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    William T. Martin

    William T. Martin was the fifth mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He was appointed by the Burough Council of Columbus in 1824 and served Columbus for three consecutive terms. His successor was Philo H. Olmsted. He died on February 19, 1866 and is interred in Green Lawn Cemetery.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1788-1866)
    • Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Justice of the Peace, Writer, Teacher
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    Pierre du Calvet was a Montreal trader, justice of the peace, political prisoner and epistle writer of French Huguenot origin.more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1735-1786)
    • Birthplace: Caussade, France
    • Profession: Merchant, Justice of the Peace
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