- JohnErskine of Carnock, 1695–1768, Scottish writer on law.
- John,1879–1951, U.S. novelist, poet, and essayist.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for erskine
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and countless others have made a career out of sounding the alarm.June Surplus Is Further Proof of America’s Golden Age
July 11, 2013
But within a couple of hours of the Boehner plan's release, it was denounced by none other than Erskine Bowles.
I'm sure Boehner and crew thought they were being clever by basing their proposal on a 2011 op-ed by Erskine Bowles.
Early talk has faded about installing Erskine Bowles of Simpson-Bowles deficit-cutting fame.Obama’s Next Inner Circle: Who Will Fill the New Cabinet?
November 9, 2012
A look at the odds of an altered GOP, bipartisanship—and Erskine Bowles at Treasury.If Obama Wins, What Changes for His Second Term?
September 30, 2012
Mr. Erskine's songs are all pretty, but his "Lone Vale" is divine.The Letters of Robert Burns
I do not quite like that phrase, 'the rapid and unerring glance of Erskine.'Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
Dean Erskine was in the little office off the junior laboratory.The Forbidden Trail
Erskine was his counsel, and was more successful than when defending Paine.
The colonel of the 65th—Colonel Erskine—came along the front.The Long Roll
- Thomas, 1st Baron. 1750–1823, Scottish lawyer: noted as a defence advocate, esp in cases involving civil liberties
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