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Alexander MacRobert (politician)

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The grave of Alexander Munro MacRobert, Dean Cemetery

Alexander Munro MacRobert KC (1873 – 18 October 1930) was a Scottish lawyer and Unionist politician. He was Lord Advocate of Scotland in 1929.


He was born in 1873 the son of Jean Carmichael and Thomas MacRobert.[1]

He was educated at Paisley Grammar School, going on to study law at the University of Edinburgh and then the University of Glasgow graduating MA in 1895 and LLB in 1897.[2] He became an advocate in 1897. In 1910 he was living at 86 Great King Street in Edinburgh's New Town.[3]

He worked with the Admiralty in 1917–18 and as an Advocate Depute from 1919 to 1923. He was appointed King's Counsel in 1919.[4] He was Sheriff of Forfar from 1923–24.[5]

He was an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh Leith in 1922, and was elected for East Renfrewshire in October 1924 holding the seat until his death. He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland in December 1925,[6] and was promoted to serve as Lord Advocate briefly from May 1929[7] to June 1929.

He is buried in a line of law lords against the north wall of the 20th century extension to Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh, with his wife Emma Gentles.


  1. ^ "Thomas Macrobert - Historical records and family trees - MyHeritage". Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ "University of Glasgow :: Story :: Biography of Alexander Munro MacRobert". Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1910-11
  4. ^ "No. 13539". The Edinburgh Gazette. 16 December 1919. p. 4077.
  5. ^ "No. 32791". The London Gazette. 30 January 1923. p. 690.
  6. ^ "No. 14193". The Edinburgh Gazette. 1 January 1926. p. 1.
  7. ^ "No. 33492". The London Gazette. 7 May 1929. p. 3007.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Nichol
Member of Parliament for East Renfrewshire
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Clydesdale
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Fleming
Solicitor General for Scotland
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Normand
Preceded by
William Watson
Lord Advocate
April–June 1929
Succeeded by
Craigie Aitchison