Andrew Constable, Lord Constable

Politician

1865 – 1928

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Who was Andrew Constable, Lord Constable?

Arthur Henderson Briggs Constable, Lord Constable CBE KC FRSE was a Scottish advocate, judge and Tory politician. He served as Dean of Faculty and as Solicitor General.

Born in Benarty, Fife, and educated at Dollar Academy and at Edinburgh University, where he was Vans Dunlop Scholar in Political Economy, he was admitted as an advocate in 1889 and appointed a King's Counsel in 1908.

He was unsuccessful Tory parliamentary candidate for East Fife in 1900, Kirkcaldy Burghs in 1906, Montrose Burghs in 1908 and Glasgow Blackfriars in 1910.

He served as Sheriff of Caithness from 1917 to 1920 and of Argyll from February–May 1920, when he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.

He briefly served as Solicitor General for Scotland from March to June 1922. He was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice in 1922, with the judicial title Lord Constable.

He was appointed a CBE in 1920.

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Born
Mar 3, 1865
Also known as
  • Judge Andrew Constable, Lord Constable
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Died
Nov 4, 1928

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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