Sir Stair Andrew Agnew

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About Sir Stair Andrew Agnew

Sir Stair Agnew, KCB, FRSE (6 December 1831 – 12 July 1916) was a Scottish public official.

The fifth son of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 7th Baronet, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1855. He rowed in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race in 1854.

He worked as an Advocate from 1860, and was Legal Secretary to the Lord Advocate from 1861-1866 and 1868-1870, Queen's Remembrancer for Scotland from 1870-1881, and Registrar-General for Scotland and Deputy Clerk Register from 1881-1909.

He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1885 and promoted to Knight commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1895, thereby receiving a knighthood.

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December 6, 1831
November 20, 1880
Age 48
July 12, 1916
Age 84