William Hunter, Lord Hunter
Hunter was born on 9 October 1865, the son of David Hunter, a ship-owner from Ayr. He was educated at Ayr Academy and at Edinburgh University, where he graduated with an MA in 1886 and an LLB in 1889.
He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Govan Division of Lanarkshire from 1910 to 1911 and was Solicitor General for Scotland also from April 1910 to 1911. He was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice in December 1911, replacing the deceased Lord Ardwall. He took the judicial title Lord Hunter, and sat on the bench until 1936.
- Hesilridge, Arthur G. M. (ed.). Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench. London: Dean & Son. p. 353. Retrieved 11 January 2011 – via archive.org.
- "no. 11778". The Edinburgh Gazette. 17 November 1905. p. 1117. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "no. 12242". The Edinburgh Gazette. 26 April 1910. p. 444. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "no. 12414". The Edinburgh Gazette. 8 December 1911. p. 1293. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Hunter
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