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John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn


Politician and writer. Lost his faith while at Lincoln College, Oxford; earned a living in London from 1860 as a teacher and journalist. Editor of the Fortnightly Review, 1867–82; of the Pall Mall Gazette, 1880–3; of Macmillan’s Magazine, 1883–5. Liberal MP for Newcastle, 1883–95; for Montrose Burghs, 1896–1908. Chief secretary for Ireland, 1886 and 1892–5; secretary of state for India, 1905–10. Created Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1908.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.