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O'Dowd, James Cornelius (Sir)

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James Cornelius O’Dowd was born on 1 January 1829, the eldest son of the barrister J. K. O’Dowd. After being educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he became a barrister, Middle Temple 1859, and was Deputy Judge Advocate-General of the Army 1869-1899. He held various other military judicial positions, and was Professor of Law at the Staff College from 1896. He also was part-proprietor and co-editor with Sir William Howard Russell of the “Army and Navy Gazette”, and wrote a number works on military legal issues. O’ Dowd was knighted in 1900. Sir James became a member of the Garrick Club in 1854 and died on 15 December 1903.
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