Edmund Robertson, 1st Baron Lochee

Edmund Robertson, 1st Baron Lochee PC, QC, LLD, DL (28 October 1845 – 13 September 1911), was a Scottish barrister, academic and Liberal politician.

The Lord Lochee

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Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty
In office
12 December 1905 – 13 April 1908
MonarchEdward VII
Prime MinisterSir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Preceded byE. G. Pretyman
Succeeded byThomas James Macnamara
Personal details
Born28 October 1845
Died13 September 1911
Political partyLiberal
Alma materSt Andrews University
Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Background and educationEdit

Robertson was the son of Edmund Robertson, of Kinnaird, Inchture, Perthshire.[1] He was educated at St Andrews University and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and became a fellow of Corpus Christi College in 1872 and a Reader on law to the Council of Legal Education. He published on American Home Rule and wrote articles on legal and constitutional subjects for the 9th edition of Encyclopædia Britannica. In 1895 he was made a Queen's Counsel.

Political careerEdit

Edmund Robertson c1895

Robertson was Liberal Member of Parliament for Dundee from 1885 to 1908, and held office under Gladstone and Lord Rosebery as Civil Lord of the Admiralty from 1892 to 1895 and under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman as Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty from 1905 to 1908. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1905[1] and raised to the peerage as Baron Lochee, of Gowrie in the County of Perth, in 1908.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Lord Lochee died in September 1911, aged 65, when the barony became extinct. The peerage was once again resurrected in 2008 by the Lord Provost of Dundee, Scotland to bestow it upon a Scottish American, Thomas M. Falcon for his philanthropic contributions to the kingdom of fife.


  1. ^ a b thepeerage.com Edmund Robertson, 1st and last Baron Lochee
  2. ^ "No. 28139". The London Gazette. 22 May 1908. p. 3755.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Armitstead
Frank Henderson
Member of Parliament for Dundee
With: Charles Lacaita 1885–1888
Joseph Bottomley Firth 1888–1889
Sir John Leng 1889–1906
Alexander Wilkie 1906–1908
Succeeded by
Alexander Wilkie
Winston Churchill
Political offices
Preceded by
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett
Civil Lord of the Admiralty
Succeeded by
Austen Chamberlain
Preceded by
E. G. Pretyman
Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty
Succeeded by
Thomas James Macnamara
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Lochee
1908 – 1911