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Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh

Birthdate: (84)
Death: August 17, 1946 (84)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Younger VIII and Janet Younger
Brother of George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie; John McEwan Younger; James Younger; William Younger of Ravenswood and Anne McLean

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh, GBE, PC

Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple 1884, Queen's Counsel 1900, Bencher, Lincoln's Inn 1907, Treasurer 1932; knighted on appointment as a Judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court 1915-19, GBE 1917, Privy Councillor on appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal 1919-23, and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1923-37

Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh GBE PC QC (12 September 1861 – 17 August 1946) was a Scottish barrister and judge. The son of James Younger and Janet McEwan, and younger brother of the 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie, he was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1883, and with a Master of Arts in 1909. In 1884 Younger was called to the Bar, Inner Temple and worked as Barrister-at-Law. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in January 1900,[1] and became a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1907. Between 1915 and 1919, he was High Court Judge, Chancery Division. Invested as a Privy Counseller on 25 November 1919, he was Lord Justice of Appeal from 1919 to 1923. On 12 October 1923, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created a life peer with the title Baron Blanesburgh, of Alloa in the County of Clackmannanshire.[2] Having been knighted on 20 April 1915,[3] he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in 1917.[4] Younger was a Fellow of the Royal College of Music and received honorary doctorates of the University of Oxford, University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh. In 1932, he became further Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn. He died, aged 84 and unmarried.

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Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh, GBE, PC's Timeline

September 12, 1861
August 17, 1946
Age 84