- John Balfour, 1st Baron Kinross
Clackmannan, he was educated at the Edinburgh Academyand Edinburgh University, becoming an advocateof the Scottish bar in 1861. He served as Advocate Depute from 1870 to 1872, and in 1880 was made a Queen's Counsel. That same year he was elected Liberal Member of Parliamentfor Clackmannan and Kinross, and was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland. In 1881 he succeeded this appointment by becoming Lord Advocate, a post he held for four years, and the following year he became a Privy Counsellor.
In 1892, on the return of the Liberals to power, Balfour was again appointed Lord Advocate, finally resigning on the fall of Lord Rosebery's government in 1895. In 1899 he was appointed
Lord Justice Generaland Lord President of the Court of Session, and in 1902 was created Baron Kinross, of Glascune in the County of Haddingtonshire. He died aged 67 in Edinburghand was buried in the city's Dean Cemetery.
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