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PYKE, LIONEL EDWARD:

English barrister; born at Chatham April 21, 1854; died in Brighton March 26, 1899. He was the second son of Joseph Pyke, warden of the Central Synagogue, London, and was educated at Rochester Cathedral Grammar School and at London University, taking the degrees of LL.B. and B.A. He entered as a student of the Inner Temple Nov. 3, 1874, and was called to the bar June 13, 1877. In 1880 he became a member of the council of the Anglo-Jewish Association, and served on the executive committee from 1882 until his death. He took a great interest in yachting. His most extensive practise was in the Admiralty Court; he became queen's counsel in Feb., 1892, and immediately attained a leading position in the Admiralty Court; he became the leader of that branch of the bar designated as the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty division on the elevation of Sir W. Phillimore to the bench. In 1895 Pyke unsuccessfully contested the Wilton division, Wiltshire, in the Liberal interest.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. and Jew. World, March 31. 1899.
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