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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Justices Of The Peace
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Justices Of The Peace
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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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Justices Of The Peace
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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: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Patrick County, + more
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Justice of the Peace, Lawyer, Teacher
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    Roy Bean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Justices Of The Peace
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Justices Of The Peace
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Justices Of The Peace
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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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