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Vernon Lushington Q.C. 
Fourth son of Stephen Lushington, and twin of Sir Godfrey Lushington (died 1907).
 
Date (from)(Date to)Event
8 March 1832 Born (London)
18521855Studied civil law at Trinity College, Cambridge
1859 LLB (Legum Baccalaureus; Bachelor of Laws)
18641869Deputy judge-advocate-general
28 February 1865 Married Jane (1834-1884), daughter of Francis Mowatt, a former MP.
29 June 186917 March 1870Second Secretary to the Admiralty.
17 March 18701 November 1877Permanent Secretary to the Admiralty (title changed).
18771900County court judge for Surrey and Berkshire
1885 LLM (Legum Magister; Master of Laws)
24 January 1912 Died (of bronchitis at 36 Kensington Square, London)
Together with his twin brother Godfrey, he adopted Auguste Comte's Positivism in the 1870s. In 1881 they joined Frederic Harrison and others to found a new Positivist centre, Newton Hall, London, which in their affluence they supported generously
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