Edward Gordon, Baron Gordon of Drumearn

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"Lord Advocate"
Gordon as caricatured by Ape (Carlo Pellegrini) in Vanity Fair, October 1874
1 to 7 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
Baron Gordon's monument, Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh

Edward Strathearn Gordon, Baron Gordon of Drumearn (10 April 1814 – 21 August 1879) was a Scottish judge and politician.

Life[edit]

Educated at Inverness Royal Academy, Royal High School, Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh University, he was called to the Scottish bar in 1835. He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland from 1866 to 1867, and Lord Advocate from 1867 to 1868 and again from 1874 to 1876. He was Dean of the Faculty of Advocates from 1868 to 1874. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1868, and was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1874. He was a made a Law Life Peer in 1876 as Baron Gordon of Drumearn, in the County of Stirling, and sat as a Lord of Appeal from 1876 to 1879.

He was Conservative Member of Parliament for Thetford from 1867 to 1868 and for Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities from 1869 to 1876.

He lived at 2 Randolph Crescent on the edge of the Moray Estate in western Edinburgh.[1]

He died in Brussels while travelling to Homburg for his health and is buried with his family against the original north boundary wall of Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh.

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  1. ^ Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1874-75

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander Baring
Robert Harvey
Member of Parliament for Thetford
18671868
With: Robert Harvey
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
James Moncreiff
Member of Parliament for Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities
18691876
Succeeded by
William Watson
Legal offices
Preceded by
George Young
Solicitor General for Scotland
1866–1867
Succeeded by
John Millar
Preceded by
George Patton
Lord Advocate
1867–1868
Succeeded by
James Moncreiff
Preceded by
George Young
Lord Advocate
1874
Succeeded by
William Watson