Roderick Macdonald (politician)
Macdonald was the son of Angus Macdonald, a crofter, of Fairy Bridge, Skye. He was educated at the Free Church Normal School, Glasgow, and at Glasgow University. Later he was a teacher at the Free Church School, Lonmore. He then studied medicine and was L.R.C.P. and L.R.C.S., Edinburgh in 1867. He was also a member of the Inner Temple.
In 1885 Macdonald was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ross and Cromarty in the crofter's interest. He held the seat until he stood down at the 1892 election. Around 1887, he was elected as coroner for the north-east part of East Middlesex. He presided over the inquest into the death of Mary Jane Kelly, one of the victims in the Whitechapel murders, at Shoreditch Town Hall on 12 November 1888.
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- Obituary in The British Medical Journal, 24 March 1894, page 664
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 559. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Stewart P. Evans and Donald Rumbelow Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates, p. 175 Sutton: Stroud (2006); ISBN 0-7509-4228-2
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Ronald Munro Ferguson
|Member of Parliament for Ross and Cromarty
1885 – 1892
James Galloway Weir