Thomas Shaw, 1st Baron Craigmyle

Thomas Shaw, 1st Baron Craigmyle

Thomas Shaw, 1st Baron Craigmyle PC KC LLD (23 May 1850–28 June 1937), known as Lord Shaw from 1909 to 1929, was a Scottish Liberal politician and judge.

The son of Alexander Shaw of Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Craigmyle was educated at the High School, Dunfermline and at Edinburgh University. He was appointed an advocate in 1875 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1894. He gained an LLD from St Andrews University in 1902 and from the University of Aberdeen in 1906 and was also Hamilton Fellow in Mental Philosophy at Edinburgh University.

Craigmyle sat as Member of Parliament for Hawick Burghs from 1892 to 1909 and served as Solicitor General for Scotland from 1894 to 1895 and as Lord Advocate from 1905 to 1909. He resigned from parliament and ministerial office and was created a life peer as Baron Shaw, of Dunfermline in the County of Fife, in February 1909, so that he could sit in the House of Lords and serve as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. He retired from this office in 1929 and was made a hereditary peer as Baron Craigmyle, of Craigmyle in the County of Aberdeen, in the same year.

Lord Craigmyle married Elsie, daughter of George Forrest, in 1879. He died in June 1937, aged 87, and was succeeded in the hereditary barony by his son Alexander. Lady Craigmyle died in 1939.


*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]

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