John Balfour

Mr John Blair Balfour

Rush ID: 1161

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1837
Died:
22 January 1905
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Unknown
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
2

References

Rush ID:
1161
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q16031236
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BALFOUR, John (1837-1905)

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Balfour

    New hereditary

    1899

    Also created Baron Kinross, 1902

Constituencies

  1. Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1880*
    Date of election: 1 December 1880
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1899*
    Date of exit: c. 1899*
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Appointed Lord Justice General of Scotland 1899

Ministerial offices

  1. Solicitor-General 1880-1881

    Lord Advocate 1881-1885, 1886, 1892-1895

Higher education

  1. University of Edinburgh

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Edinburgh Academy

Marriages

  1. (Name unknown), unknown

    Year: 1869

  2. (Name unknown), unknown

    Year: 1877

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Brooks's Club

  2. Reform Club

  3. National Liberal Club