Alexander Munro MacRobert

The grave of Alexander Munro MacRobert, Dean Cemetery

Alexander Munro MacRobert KC (1873 – 18 October 1930) was a Scottish lawyer and Unionist politician.

Educated at Paisley Grammar School, Edinburgh University and the University of Glasgow he became an advocate in 1897. He worked with the Admiralty in 1917–18 and as an Advocate Depute from 1919 to 1923. He was appointed King's Counsel in 1919.[1] He was Sheriff of Forfar from 1923–24.[2]

He was unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh Leith in 1922 and was elected for East Renfrewshire in October 1924 and held the seat until his death. He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland in December 1925,[3] and was promoted to serve as Lord Advocate briefly from May 1929[4] to June 1929.

He is buried in a line of law lords against the north wall of the 20th century extension to Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh, with his wife Emma Gentles.


  1. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13539. p. 4077. 16 December 1919. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 32791. p. 690. 30 January 1923. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 14193. p. 1. 1 January 1926. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 33492. p. 3007. 7 May 1929. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Nichol
Member of Parliament for East Renfrewshire
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Clydesdale
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Fleming
Solicitor General for Scotland
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Normand
Preceded by
William Watson
Lord Advocate
April–June 1929
Succeeded by
Craigie Aitchison

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