George Patton, Lord Glenalmond

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George Patton, Lord Glenalmond (1803 – 20 September 1869)[1] was a Scottish politician and judge.

He studied law at Edinburgh University.[citation needed] He studied at Glasgow University and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He was Conservative Member of Parliament for Bridgwater, Somerset from 1865 to 1866. He was appointed Solicitor-General for Scotland in 1859 and Lord Advocate in 1866, and appointed himself to the bench as Lord Justice Clerk in 1867 with the judicial title Lord Glenalmond, partly to avoid inquiry into charges of bribery in connection with his election to Parliament. He committed suicide in September 1869.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Westropp
Alexander William Kinglake
Member of Parliament for Bridgwater
1866
With: Alexander William Kinglake
Succeeded by
Alexander William Kinglake
Philip Vanderbyl
Legal offices
Preceded by
James Moncreiff
Lord Advocate
1866–1867
Succeeded by
Edward Strathearn Gordon
Preceded by
Lord Glencorse
Lord Justice Clerk
1867–1869
Succeeded by
Lord Moncreiff