Thomas Hare (lawyer)

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Thomas Hare (born March 28, 1806 in England , † May 6, 1891 ) was a British lawyer and political scientist . The Hare-Niemeyer procedure for the distribution of seats in elections is named after him.


It was 1806, the only son of a family from Leigh ( Dorset born). He was admitted to the Inner Temple on November 14, 1828, and was appointed to the bar on November 22, 1833. Hare published numerous legal writings.

He married Mary, b. Samson. The marriage had eight children. The eldest daughter Marian became a writer, the second eldest daughter Alice married John Westlake and worked as a suffragette and artist. After the death of his first wife in 1855, Hare married on April 4, 1872 Eleanor Bowes Benson (1833-1890), a sister of Edward White Benson .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hare, Thomas (1806-1891) , entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography .
  2. Thomas Hare in the Encyclopædia Britannica Online.