Croker, John Wilson

   Politician and miscellaneous writer. Ed. at Trinity Coll., Dublin, he entered Parliament as a Tory, and was appointed to various offices, including the Secretaryship of the Admiralty, which he held for 20 years. He was one of the founders of the Quarterly Review, and wrote some of its most violent political articles and reviews. He pub. in 1831 an ed. of Boswell's Life of Johnson. He also wrote some historical essays and satirical pieces.

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  • Croker, John Wilson — ▪ Irish author born Dec. 20, 1780, Galway, Ire. died Aug. 10, 1857, Hampton, Middlesex, Eng.       British politician and writer noted for his critical severity as a reviewer and for his rigid Tory principles.       After graduating from Trinity… …   Universalium

  • CROKER, JOHN WILSON —    a politician and man of letters, born in Galway, though of English descent; bred for the bar; wrote in advocacy of Catholic emancipation; represented Downpatrick in Parliament; was in 1809 appointed Secretary to the Admiralty, a post he held… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John Wilson Croker — (* 20. Dezember 1780 in Galway; † 10. August 1857 in Hampton, London) war ein englischer Parlamentsredner, Dichter und Journalist. John Croker studierte Jura am Trinity College in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Wilson Croker — (December 20, 1780 ndash; August 10, 1857) was a British statesman and author. He was born at Galway, the only son of John Croker, the surveyor general of customs and excise in Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he… …   Wikipedia

  • Крокер John-Wilson — (Croker) английский политический деятель и писатель (1780 1857), в 1817 30 г. член парламента, где примыкал к ториям. Составил себе большую известность едкими политич. сатирами в Quarterly Review . Написал: Familiar Epistles , An intercepted… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Croker [1] — Croker, John Wilson, geb. 1781 zu Dublin, Rechtsgelehrter, lange Zeit Secretär der Admiralität, verfocht die Emancipation der Katholiken, war aber gegen die Reformbill. Er trat auch als satyrischer Schriftsteller auf und sammelte Materialien zu… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • Croker (disambiguation) — Croker may refer to: Croker, Rowing oar manufacturer. John Wilson Croker, British politician. Croke Park, Sports stadium in Dublin. Richard Croker (1843–1922), American politician Jason Croker, Australian rugby league player. David Croker This… …   Wikipedia

  • Croker — ist der Name folgender Personen: John Wilson Croker (1780–1857), englischer Parlamentsredner, Dichter und Journalist Norma Croker (* 1934), australische Leichtathletin und Olympiasiegerin Richard Croker (1843 1922), US amerikanischer Politiker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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