- Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde
Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde GBE (
22 February 1853– 2 October 1928) was a Scottish politician and judge.
Educated at the
University of Glasgowhe was admitted to membership of the Faculty of Advocatesin 1878.
He served as
Solicitor General for Scotlandfrom 1905 to 1909, and as Lord Advocatefrom 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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