Sir James Augustus Henry Murray

Sir James Augustus Henry Murray

[mur-ee, muhr-ee]
Murray, Sir James Augustus Henry, 1837-1915, English lexicographer. In 1879 he assumed the editorship of the New English Dictionary (the Oxford English Dictionary), which was his life's work (see dictionary). Murray was a guiding force in this compilation, a triumph of modern scholarship, and its general plan and much of the work on details are to be credited to him.

See studies by K. M. E. Murray (1977) and S. Winchester (2003).

Sir James Augustus Grant, 1st Baronet (3 March 186729 July 1932) was a British Conservative Party politician.

Born in Poplar, London, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Egremont from January 1910 unti the constituency was abolished for the 1918 general election. He was then elected as MP for Whitehaven, but lost that seat at the 1922 general election to Labour Party candidadte,Thomas Gavan Duffy.

Grant did not contest the 1923 general election, but returned to the House of Commons at the 1924 general election as MP for South Derbyshire. He retired from Parliament at the 1929 election, having been made a Baronet in July 1926, of Househill, Nairn. The baronetcy became extinct on his death in Gloucester in 1932, aged 65.

References

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. 3rd edition, Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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