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His Honour John William Corrin CBE (6 January 1932 [1] – 6 April 2019) was a First Deemster of the Isle of Man. [2] [3]

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Deemster

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Isle of Man British Crown dependency

The Isle of Man, sometimes referred to simply as Mann, is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

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Biography

He was educated at King William's College. He was called to the Manx bar in 1954. He rose to Senior Partner at Dickinson Cruickshank & Co.

King William's College is an independent school for pupils aged 3 to 18, located near Castletown on the Isle of Man. It is a member of the International Baccalaureate and Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference organisations. The College operates two sites in Castletown: a main senior school campus on the shore of Castletown Bay, and a prep school in the Westhill part of Castletown, two miles from the main campus. The College was originally for boys only, but became co-educational in the 1980s. It has roughly five hundred pupils, many from beyond the British Isles.

He served as Attorney General and Member of the Legislative Council of the Isle of Man from 1974 to 1980, when he became Second Deemster. He succeeded as First Deemster and Clerk of the Roles in 1988, serving until 1998.

Attorney General (Isle of Man) of the Isle of Man

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Legislative Council of the Isle of Man upper house

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In 1998, he was elected a Freeman of the Borough of Douglas.

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Douglas, Isle of Man capital of the Isle of Man

Douglas is the capital and largest town of the Isle of Man, with a population of 27,938 (2011). It is located at the mouth of the River Douglas, and on a sweeping bay of two miles. The River Douglas forms part of the town's harbour and main commercial port.

He died on 6 April 2019 at the age of 87. [4]

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Clerk of the Rolls

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References

  1. http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/10.1093/ww/9780199540884.001.0001/ww-9780199540884-e-11949/version/6
  2. "Deemster Jack Corrin passes the baton for disabled workshop". iomtoday.co.im. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  3. "Tynwald Bio" (PDF).
  4. "Jack Corrin". Legacy. Isle of Man Today. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.