- William Watson, Baron Thankerton
William Watson, Baron Thankerton (
8 December 1873– 13 June 1948) was a Scottish politician and judge.
Member of Parliamentfor Lanark South from 1913 to 1918 and for Carlisle from 1924 to 1929, he held office as Solicitor General for Scotlandin 1922 and as Lord Advocatefrom 1922 to 1924 and from 1924 to 1929. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1922. He was raised to the bench as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinaryand created a life peeras Baron Thankerton, of Thankerton in the County of Lanarkshireon 1 May 1929, holding the post until his death at 74 in 1948.
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