Robert Wright, Baron Wright

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Robert Wright

Robert Alderson Wright, Baron Wright, GCMG, PC (15 October 1869 – 27 June 1964) was a British judge.

At the 1923 General election, he stood as the Liberal Party candidate in the Darlington constituency. The Liberals, who had not contested the seat at the previous election, were not expected to win and he came third. He did not stand for parliament again.[1]

On 11 April 1932, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created additionally a life peer with the title Baron Wright, of Durley in the County of Wiltshire; however he resigned as Lord of Appeal in 1935. Wright became instead Master of the Rolls, a post he held until 1937, when he was made Lord of Appeal in Ordinary again. He retired in 1947.



  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949
  • N Duxbury, 'Lord Wright and Innovative Traditionalism' (2009) 59 University of Toronto Law Journal 265-340.

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Preceded by
Sir Ernest Pollock
Master of the Rolls
Succeeded by
Sir Wilfred Greene