William Hunter, Lord Hunter

Judge, Politician

1865 – 1957


Who was William Hunter, Lord Hunter?

William Hunter, Lord Hunter was a Scottish advocate, judge and politician.

The son of David Hunter of Ayr, he was educated at Glasgow University and Edinburgh University and became an advocate in 1889. He was appointed a King's Counsel in 1905.

He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Govan Division of Lanarkshire from 1910 to 1911 and was Solicitor General for Scotland also from 1910-1911. He was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice in 1911, with the judicial title Lord Hunter, and sat on the bench until 1936.

He also chaired the Committee of Inquiry into the Amritsar massacre which condemned the conduct of General Reginald Dyer.

Living Relatives

William Hunter- Sons: Christopher Hunter, Matthew Hunter

David Douglas Hunter- Sons: Thomas Hunter, Oliver Hunter, Joshua Hunter.

Andrew Hunter

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Oct 9, 1865
Also known as
  • Judge William Hunter, Lord Hunter
  • United Kingdom
  • University of Glasgow
Apr 10, 1957

on July 23, 2013


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