Andrew Rutherfurd (Bervie) (1791 - 1854)

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"Andrew Rutherfurd (born Andrew Bervie), Lord Rutherfurd of Crosshill FRSE (1791–1852) was a Scottish advocate, judge and politician.

His father was the minister William Greenfield but the family changed their name to Rutherfurd, his mother's name (Janet Rutherfurd, Mrs Bervie), in 1799 after his father was disgraced in a sex scandal.

Educated at the Royal High School and Edinburgh University, he became an advocate in 1812. He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland from 1837, becoming Lord Advocate in 1839 and Member of Parliament for Leith burghs in the same year. He resigned office in September 1841 on William Peel's accession to power. He was appointed Rector of Glasgow University in 1844.

He played an active part in parliamentary proceedings relating to Scotland, and proposed the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846. He was reappointed Lord Advocate in 1846, and was responsible for legislation amending the law of entail in Scotland in 1848. He served on the Royal Commission on the British Museum (1847–49). He was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, as Lord Rutherfurd and a Privy Counsellor in 1851."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Andrew Rutherfurd, Lord Rutherfurd', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 November 2012, 22:36 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Andrew_Rutherfurd,_Lord_Rutherfurd&oldid=523568913> [accessed 14 February 2013]

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1791
June 21, 1791
1854
December 13, 1854
Age 63
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