Bryce, James

(redirected from James Bryce)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Bryce, James

James Bryce, also known as the Viscount Bryce of Dechmont, was born May 10, 1838, in Belfast, Ireland. He attended Glasgow and Heidelberg Universities and received a bachelor of arts degree from Oxford University in 1862.

After his Admission to the Bar in 1867, Bryce practiced law for the next fifteen years. He accepted a professorship at Oxford in 1870, where he taught Civil Law until 1893.

Bryce entered Parliament in 1880 and remained a member until 1907. During this time, he also performed diplomatic duties—serving as undersecretary of foreign affairs in 1886 and chief secretary for Ireland from 1905 to 1906. From 1907 to 1913, he acted as ambassador to the United States.

In 1913, Bryce participated at the Hague Tribunal, the international court of Arbitration established in the Netherlands. After World War I, he was active in the formation of the League of Nations. Bryce gained fame for his numerous publications, including The Holy Roman Empire: The American Commonwealth, which was published in 1888 and was an important work concerning American government; and Modern Democracies, published in 1921.

He died January 22, 1922, in Sidmouth, Devonshire, England.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence." aCo James Bryce
James Bryce's TV shop, located in Moss Street at the turn of County Square, was once the go-to place not only to buy or rent a set - but you also went there to arrange repairs.
In chapter order, they are: Alexander Hamilton, James Wilson, Daniel Webster, Stephen Field, Alexis de Tocqueville and James Bryce (together), Woodrow Wilson, Ida B.
James Bryce, defending, said: "He is a young man who started out life with a great deal of promise.
Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence James Bryce trading as GB Land Engineering Ltd of 10 The Links, Douglas Road, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1LP is applying for a licence to use Five Sisters Business Park, Westwood, West Calder, EH55 8PN as an operating centre for 2 goods vehicles and 2 trailers.
As Square One Law celebrates its fifth anniversary with an increase in turnover of 30%, head of the Corporate and Commercial Team, partner James Bryce said: "Our continued success has been our ability to attract and retain calibre clients from the North East region and also to win work on a national, and at times, international platform.
James Bryce, four, needed medical treatment after a gull bit his hand during a family holiday in St Ives.
(13) Viscount James Bryce, a well-regarded British statesman known for his advocacy of Armenian causes, cabled The New York Times: "All civilized nations able to assist the Armenians today should know that the need is still extremely urgent.
James Bryce, partner at Newcastle-based Square One Law, said the need for long-term policies in new energy projects to encourage investor confi-dence was one of the key messages to come out of the event, which was held at Sunderland Stadium of Light.
James Bryce, author of "The American Commonwealth,'' may elucidate those queries: "Great men are not chosen Presidents, first, because great men are rare in politics; secondly, because the method of choice does not bring them to the top; thirdly, because they are not, in quiet times, absolutely needed.'' And: "Historically, presidents fall into three periods, the second inferior to the first, the third rather better than the second.''
Opening the auction for the signed at 5pm, the Wales flanker tweeted: "Let's raise a lot of money for a superb charity!" Rugby fan James Bryce, who bid PS5,250, wrote: "I'm useless at this tweet rubbish but I'm trying to bid PS4,500, given it's a great cause and those boots were on fire."
Camera (color, widescreen, HD), Simon Dennis; editor, James Herbert; music, Lorne Balfe; music supervisor, Lol Hammond; production designer, Morgan Kennedy; art director, Gerard Bryan; set decorator, Kate Guyan; costume designer, Andrew Cox; sound (Dolby Digital), Simon Willis; supervising sound designer, Roland Heap; re-recording mixer, Tobias Fleig; visual effects supervisor, Seb Barker; visual effects, Seb&Seb; special effects supervisor, Richard Van Den Bergh; stunt coordinator, Tony Lucken; assistant director, Jamie MacDermott; second unit director, James Bryce; casting, Gary Davy.