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Sir John Charles Fenton (5 May 1880 - 3 January 1951) was a Scottish lawyer.

The son of James Fenton, Edinburgh, and Elizabeth Jack, he was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, at Edinburgh University and at the Sorbonne

He was admitted as a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1904. After service in World War I, he was appointed a King's Counsel in 1923 and was briefly Solicitor General for Scotland in the Labour Government of 1924. He was later Sheriff of Fife and Kinross from 1926-1937, of Stirling, Dumbarton, and Clackmannan from 1937-1942 and of the Lothians and Peebles and Sheriff of Chancery in Scotland from 1942.

He was knighted in 1945.

Legal offices
Preceded by
Frederick Charles Thomson
Solicitor General for Scotland
Succeeded by
David Pinkerton Fleming


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