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James Patrick Bannerman Robertson, Baron Robertson (1845 - 1909), was a Scottish politician and judge.

He studied at Edinburgh University (MA 1864, hon LLD 1890), and was Rector of the University in 1893. He passed to the Scottish bar in 1867 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1885.

He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland in 1885 and again in 1886. He was Conservative Member of Parliament for Buteshire from 1885 to 1886 and from 1886 to 1891. He was appointed Lord Advocate in 1888 and was made a Privy Counsellor in the same year. He carried the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889.

He was appointed Lord President of the Court of Session in 1891, and was appointed a Law lord and Life peer as Baron Robertson, of Forteviot in the County of Perthshire, and member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1899. He was Chairman of the Irish University Commission. In later life he retired to live in Muchalls Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Legal offices
Preceded by
Alexander Asher
Solicitor General for Scotland
1885-1886
Succeeded by
Alexander Asher
Preceded by
Alexander Asher
Solicitor General for Scotland
1886-1888
Succeeded by
Moir Tod Stormonth Darling
Preceded by
John Macdonald
Lord Advocate
1888-1891
Succeeded by
Charles John Pearson
Preceded by
Lord Glencorse
Lord Justice General
1891-1899
Succeeded by
Lord Balfour
Academic offices
Preceded by
George Goschen
Rector of the University of Edinburgh
1893–1896
Succeeded by
Lord Balfour of Burleigh

Source

Concise Dictionary of National Biography


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