John Morley

John Morley


John MorleyJohn Morley

24 December 1838
Blackburn, Lancashire,England
Died23 September 1923
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Rose Mary (d. 1923)
educationLincoln College, Oxford

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn was a British statesman and a man of letters. He was educated at oxford. Morley was editor of the fortnightly review (1867). In 1883, he was elected to parliament and was chief secretary for Ireland in 1886. From 1905-10 he was secretary of state for India. He was lord president of the council from 1910-14 but resigned and devoted his time to literary pursuits. John Morley was one of the best biographers of his time and wrote several biographies of famous personalities besides other works.
  He was considered a liberal and a friend of many Indians including gopal krishna gokhalelala lajpat rai but he was hardly any better than the vocal imperialists. While introducing the bill of 1909 (Morley-minto reform bill) he had declared that he had no intention to give to the people of India a responsible government. But he did give the Muslim separate electrodes and other privileges and had sown the seeds of Pakistan.

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