Andrew Murray (Scottish politician)

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Sir Andrew Hunter Arbuthnot Murray OBE KStJ (19 December 1903 – 21 March 1977) was Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Scotland between 1947 and 1951, Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, and a Justice of the Peace.

The son of Alfred Alexander Arbuthnot Murray BA, LLB, WS, JP, FRSE (b. 25 March 1863, by his spouse Bethany née Moir, Andrew Murray was educated Daniel Stewart's College and George Heriot's School.

He was elected a City Councillor of Edinburgh in 1929, and served as Hon. City Treasurer 1943-46. He was President of the Scottish Liberal Party Organisation 1961-65.

He was also an Honorary Colonel of the 52nd (Queens Edinburgh Royal Scots) Searchlight, of the 130th Light Anti-Aircraft and of the 587th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

Sir Andrew was awarded the OBE in 1945, and knighted on 25 February 1949 to become Sir Sir Andrew Murray. He was appointed Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John, 24 June 1949, and a Knight of St John in 1954. He was also Chancellor of the Priory of Scotland and Preceptor of Torphichen.

In 1950, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Edinburgh. On 23 January 1953 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Edinburgh.

He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Scottish National War Memorial at The Castle, Edinburgh, and author of the book The Scottish National War Memorial: The Castle Edinburgh.

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  • Adams, T, Harvey, Wm, Whitson, T, (editors), Edinburgh 1329 - 1929, Edinburgh, 1929, p140, where it is clearly stated that In the year 1794 the Sovereign was graciously pleased to constitute the Lord Provost of Edinburgh and his successors in office Lords Lieutenant of the County of the City and Liberties of Edinburgh, and has the power of raising the lieges in arms, of appointing Deputy Lieutenants, and of exercising all other powers and prerogatives of Lords Lieutenant.
  • MURRAY, Sir Andrew (Hunter Arbuthnot), Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir John Ireland Falconer
Lord Provost of Edinburgh
1947–1951
Succeeded by
Sir James Miller
Party political offices
Preceded by
Harold Glanville
President of the Liberal Party
1960–1961
Succeeded by
Edwin Malindine
Preceded by
Archibald Sinclair
President of the Scottish Liberal Party
1961–1965
Succeeded by
John Bannerman
Preceded by
Baron Granchester
Heather Harvey
J. McLaughlin
Treasurer of the Liberal Party
1962–1966
With: Ronald Gardner-Thorpe (1962 – 1965)
Timothy Beaumont (1963 – 1965)
Succeeded by
Jeremy Thorpe