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George Crispe Whiteley (6 September 1845 - 28 May 1918) was a barrister, author of legal text books and educationist.

Born in Richmond, he was the only son of George Friend Whiteley, a surgeon from Twickenham. Educated at Mill Hill School and Clapham Grammar School, he entered St John's College, Cambridge in 1863. He was President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1867. He graduated with a BA in 1868, was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1870 and MA in 1872,

A resident of Dulwich in the Surrey suburbs of London, he was Deputy Clerk of the Peace for Surrey in 1870-2 and Clerk to the Justices of the Newington division of Surrey, 1872-1917.

He was elected to the London School Board as one of the representatives of Lambeth Division in 1882. He remained on the LSB, representing Lambeth East from 1885 until the board's abolition, at which time he was the "father" of the board.

PublicationsEdit

  • The Licensing Laws (1874) [1]
  • A Concise Law Dictionary (1876) (with Herbert Norman Mozley) [2]
  • The Law Relating to Weights, Measures, and Weighing Machines (1879) [3]

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