Robert MacGregor Mitchell, Lord MacGregor Mitchell

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Robert MacGregor Mitchell LLD KC (1875 – 25 April 1938)[1] was a Scottish lawyer and judge, Liberal Member of Parliament and University Rector.

Early life[edit]

Mitchell was the son of Robert Mitchell, a solicitor from Perth.[2] He was educated at Perth Academy, and at the universities of University of St Andrews, where graduated with an MA in 1895. He then studied law at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1895 with an LLB.


He practised as a solicitor in Perth for some years and was called to the Scottish Bar in 1914. He became a King's Counsel in 1924.[3]

He was elected Liberal MP for Perth at the 1923 general election in a straight fight against the Tory incumbent Noel Skelton but lost it back in 1924. He did not stand for Parliament again.[4]

In October 1934, he was appointed as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court,[5] succeeding Lord St Vigeans, who had resigned.[6] He took the judicial title of the Lord Macgregor Mitchell,[7] and held the post until his death in 1938.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "Lord Macgregor Mitchell". The Times (Issue 47978). London, England. 26 April 1938. p. 18. Retrieved 18 January 2016 – via The Times Digital Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 14003. p. 335. 7 March 1924. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, Political Reference Publications, Glasgow, 1949 p643
  5. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 15118. p. 901. 2 November 1934. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ "News in Brief: Scottish Land Court". The Times (Issue 46899). London, England. 31 October 1934. p. 16. Retrieved 18 January 2016 – via The Times Digital Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Who was Who, OUP 2007

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Noel Skelton
Member for Perth
Succeeded by
Noel Skelton
Academic offices
Preceded by
Guglielmo Marconi
Rector of the University of St Andrews
Succeeded by
Sir David Munro