Alexander Asher

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Alexander Asher (27 January 1834 – 4 July 1905) was a Scottish politician.

Educated at Edinburgh University, he was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1861 and was appointed an Advocate Depute in 1870.

Liberal Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs from 1881 to 1905, he was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland from 1881 to 1885, in 1886 and from 1892 to 1894.

He was awarded honorary degrees of LLD by Aberdeen University in 1883 and Edinburgh in 1891.

Further reading[edit]

  • G. W. T. Omond, Asher, Alexander (1834–1905), rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 18 Aug 2008
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Preceded by
John Blair Balfour
Solicitor General for Scotland
1881–1885
Succeeded by
James Robertson
Preceded by
James Robertson
Solicitor General for Scotland
1886
Succeeded by
James Robertson
Preceded by
Andrew Murray
Solicitor General for Scotland
1892–1894
Succeeded by
Thomas Shaw