William Norman Birkett

[1st Baron Of Ulverston]

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William Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett (6 September 1883 – 10 February 1962) was a British barrister, judge, politician and preacher who served as the alternate British judge during the Nuremberg Trials. He received his education at Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School. He was a Methodist preacher and a draper before attending Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1907, to study theology, history and law.... more »

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  • ''I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they are still going.''
    William Norman, 1st Baron Of Ulverston Birkett (1883-1962), British lawyer, Liberal politician. quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 30, 1960).
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