George Thomson, Lord Thomson

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George Reid Thomson, Lord Thomson (1893 – 15 April 1962) was a Scottish Labour Party politician and judge.

Educated at the South African College, Cape Town, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he was a captain in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War I.

He was admitted as an advocate in 1922,[citation needed] and appointed a King's Counsel in 1936.[1] He was an Advocate Depute from 1940 to 1945. He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh East from October 1945 until October 1947 and served as Lord Advocate from October 1945.[2] He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1945.

In October 1947 he was raised to the bench as Lord Justice Clerk, replacing Lord Moncrieff.[3] He took the judicial title Lord Thomson. He held this office until his death in 1962.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "no. 34310". The London Gazette. 31 July 1936. p. 4884. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "no. 16257". The Edinburgh Gazette. 21 August 1945. p. 285. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "no. 16481". The Edinburgh Gazette. 14 October 1947. p. 427. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh East
1945–1947
Succeeded by
John Wheatley
Legal offices
Preceded by
James Reid
Lord Advocate
1945–1947
Succeeded by
John Wheatley
Preceded by
Moncrieff
Lord Justice Clerk
1947–1962
Succeeded by
Lord Grant