Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde


Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde

Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde GBE (22 February 1853 – 2 October1928) was a Scottish politician and judge.

Educated at the University of Glasgow he was admitted to membership of the Faculty of Advocates in 1878.

He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire from 1895 to 1913. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1897.

He served as Solicitor General for Scotland from 1905 to 1909, and as Lord Advocate from 1909 to 1913. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Lloyd George's 1909-10 budget.

On leaving Parliament he was raised to the bench and appointed Lord Justice General, a post he held until 1920. He was raised to the Peerage as Baron Strathclyde in 1914. He is said to have been skilled in cross-examination, and was more suited to life as an advocate than as a judge.

The peerage became extinct on his death.


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