George Young, Lord Young

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George Young, photograph about 1868
The grave of Lord Young, St John's, Edinburgh

George Young (2 July 1819 – 21 May 1907) was a Scottish Liberal MP in the British Parliament and a judge, with the judicial title of Lord Young.

He was born at Dumfries and educated at the University of Edinburgh. He became a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1840 and was also called to the English bar. He held the judicial offices of Sheriff of Inverness-shire 1853-1860 and of Haddington and Berwick 1860-1862.

He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland 1862-1866 and 1868-1869. He then became Lord Advocate.

He represented Wigtown Burghs 1865-1874, until he lost an election. After an election petition, that election was declared void and the seat awarded to Young on 28 May 1874. However, in June 1874, he was appointed a Judge of the Court of Session and left Parliament.

Briefly in 1874 he was Senator of the College of Justice.

He is buried with his wife Janet (d.1901) near the south-west corner of St John's churchyard in Edinburgh.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Dunbar
Member of Parliament for Wigtown Burghs
1865–1874
Succeeded by
Mark John Stewart
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Francis Maitland
Solicitor General for Scotland
1862-1866
Succeeded by
Edward Strathearn Gordon
Preceded by
John Millar
Solicitor General for Scotland
1868-1869
Succeeded by
John Macdonald
Preceded by
James Moncreiff
Lord Advocate
1869-1874
Succeeded by
Edward Strathearn Gordon