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John Inglis


(Lord Glencorse)

1810 - 1891

Judge. Inglis was born in Edinburgh, the youngest son of a clergyman. He was educated at the University of Glasgow he went to Balliol College, Oxford. He became an advocate in 1835 and rose to become Solicitor General for Scotland (1852) and then Lord Advocate. Amongst other legislation, he was responsible for the Universities of Scotland Act (1858). Inglis thus made himself popular amongst the Scottish Universities and was elected Rector of the Universities of Aberdeen (1857) and Glasgow (1865), before being appointed Chancellor at Edinburgh (1869).

He was elevated to the bench as Lord Glencorse in 1858, becoming Lord Justice Clerk. He took his title from his Midlothian estate. In 1867 he was appointed Lord Justice General of Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session.


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