Robert Finlay

Mr Robert Bannatyne Finlay

Rush ID: 3968

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1842
Died:
9 March 1929
Birth place:
Newhaven, Edinburghshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
William Finlay of Newhaven, near Edinburgh
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1895
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
2

References

Rush ID:
3968
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q332700
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. FINLAY, Robert (1842-1929)

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Finlay of Nairn

    New hereditary

    1916

  2. 1st Viscount Finlay

    New hereditary

    1919

Constituencies

  1. Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

    Party: LU
    Year of election: 1910ยน
    Date of election: 15 January 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1916*
    Date of exit: 19 December 1916
    Party: LU
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  2. Inverness District of Burghs

    Party: LU
    Year of election: 1895
    Date of election: 13 July 1895
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1906
    Date of exit: 12 January 1906
    Party: LU
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  3. Inverness District of Burghs

    Party: LU
    Year of election: 1886
    Date of election: 1 July 1886
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1892
    Date of exit: 4 July 1892
    Party: LU
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  4. Inverness District of Burghs

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1886
    Date of exit: 1 July 1886
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Haddingtonshire

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1883*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal

Ministerial offices

  1. Solicitor-General 1895-1900

  2. Attorney-General 1900-1905

  3. Lord Chancellor 1916-

Higher education

  1. University of Edinburgh

    Attended -1863

    Degree MD

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Edinburgh Academy

Marriages

  1. Innes, Mary

    Year: 1874

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

    1885-

  2. Liberal Unionist member

    1886

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum

  2. Brooks's Club

  3. Carlton Club

  4. Garrick Club