The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Morley, John, 1st Viscount Morley

Morley of Blackburn, 1st Viscount, (1908), Right Hon’ble John, P.C., O.M., M.A., F.R.S., LL.D., D.C.L., Secretary of State for India, (retired); Hon. Fellow, All Souls, Oxon; b. Blackburn, 1838; s. of late Jonathan Morley; educ: Cheltenham College; and Lincoln College, Oxford; called to Bar, (Lincoln’s Inn), 1873; M.P.(L) New Castle-on-Tyne, 1883-95; was twice Chief Secretary to Ireland, 1886, and 1892-95; had a seat in the Cabinet on both the occasions; Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn, 1891: Trustee, British Museum, 1894; M.P.(L). Montrose Burghs, 1896-1908; Member, Historical Manuscripts Commission; Secretary of State for India, 1905 10; during his time the now famous ‘Minto-Morley Scheme’ for the better administration of India was introduced. Publications: Edmund Burke; Critical Miscellanies; Voltire; Rouesseau; The Struggle for National Education; On Compromise; Diderot and the Encyclopaedisats; Burke; The Life of Richard Cobden; Studies in Literature; Oliver Cromwell; Life of Gladstone. Address: Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, S.W. Club: Athenaeum.