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David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe


(1st Earl of Kilmuir)

1900 - 1967

Politician and Lawyer. Born in Aberdeen, he was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh and the University of Oxford. In 1934, he became the youngest King's Council for 250 years. He was Deputy Chief Prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials following World War II.

He became a Member of Parliament (1935), and served as Home Secretary (1951) and Lord Chancellor (1954). He was knighted in 1942 and raised to a peerage in 1954, and created Baron Fyfe of Dornoch in 1962.


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