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Norman Russell Wylie, Lord Wylie, PC (26 October 1923 – 7 September 2005) was a Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician.

The Lord Wylie

Norman Wylie, Lord Wylie.jpg
Portrait by Walter Bird
Taken 10 June 1964
Lord Advocate
In office
Preceded byHenry Stephen Wilson
Succeeded byRonald King Murray
Solicitor General for Scotland
In office
April 1964 – October 1964
Preceded byDavid Anderson
Succeeded byJames Leechman
Member of Parliament
for Edinburgh Pentlands
In office
15 October 1964 – 28 February 1974
Preceded byJohn Hope
Succeeded byMalcolm Rifkind
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
1974 – 2005
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born26 October 1923
Elderslie, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died7 September 2005(2005-09-07) (aged 81)
Political partyScottish Conservative Party
Other political
Unionist Party (until 1965)
Alma materSt Edmund Hall, Oxford
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service Fleet Air Arm
Years of service1942 - 1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Born in Elderslie, he was educated at Paisley Grammar School, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. He served in the Fleet Air Arm from 1942 to 1946. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh Pentlands between October 1964 and February 1974. Between 1970 and 1974 he held the title of Lord Advocate, having briefly been Solicitor General for Scotland from April to October 1964.[1] He was a Senator of the College of Justice from 1974 to 1990, and later served as a Justice of Appeal in the Republic of Botswana from 1994 to 1996.

His son Neville Wylie is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham.


  1. ^ "No. 18240". The Edinburgh Gazette. 28 April 1964. p. 271.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Hope
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands
1964Feb 1974
Succeeded by
Malcolm Rifkind
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Anderson
Solicitor General for Scotland
Apr–Oct 1964
Succeeded by
James Leechman
Preceded by
Henry Stephen Wilson
Lord Advocate
Succeeded by
Ronald King Murray