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Abraham, Louis Arnoldlocked

CB 1956; CBE 1950

Born 26 Nov. 1893; y s of late William Abraham, MP for West Limerick, 1885–92, North East Cork, 1893–1910, Dublin (Harbour), 1910–15; m 1921, Irene (d 1974), yr d of late Frederick George Kerin, Ennis, County Clare; died 31 Jan. 1983


Owen’s School, London; Peterhouse, Cambridge (Exhibr) (1st cl. Hist. Tripos, pt 2, 1920)


Pres., Cambridge Union, 1920. Asst Clerk, House of Commons, 1920; called to the Bar (certif. of honour), 1928; Pres., Hardwicke Soc., 1928; Senior Clerk, House of Commons, 1932; Clerk of Private Bills, 1945–52; Examr of Petitions for Private Bills and Taxing Officer, 1946–52; Principal Clerk of Committees, 1952–58


(with S. C. Hawtrey) A Parliamentary Dictionary, 1956; Defamation as Contempt of Parliament, in, Wicked, Wicked Libels, 1972; (ed) Palgrave’s Chairman’s Handbook, 1964


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Eastbourne 32223