Andrew Rutherfurd Lord Rutherfurd

Biography of Andrew Rutherfurd Lord Rutherfurd

Andrew Rutherfurd, Lord Rutherfurd (1791-1854), was Rector of the University from 1844 to 1846.

Born in Edinburgh as Andrew Greenfield, he adopted his mother's surname, Rutherfurd. He studied at the University of Edinburgh before becoming a lawyer and, in 1839, a Whig MP. He was a leading campaigner for legal reform in Scotland and served as Solicitor-General for Scotland and Lord Advocate. In 1851 was appointed an Ordinary Lord of Session.

Rutherfurd defeated Lord Eglinton in the 1844 election, although the latter was elected Rector in 1852.


Andrew Rutherfurd Lord Rutherfurd
Lawyer and Politician

Born 21 June 1791, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died 13 December 1854.
University Link: Rector
Occupation categories: lawyers; politicians
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P141712
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Record last updated: 21st Jan 2008

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