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Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke, was an well-known English lawyer and politician. He served on behalf of Seaford in Parliament from 1722 until 1733. He also served as Solicitor General for England and Wales (1720-1724), Attorney General for England and Wales (1724-1733), Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench (1733-1737) and Lord Chancellor (1737-1756). He held the title of chancellor for William & Mary for a short time before his death in March of 1764.

Preceded by

William & Mary Chancellor

Succeeded by

Charles Wyndham 1762-1763

Philip Yorke 1764

Richard Terrick 1764-1776



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