Sir Thomas Miller 1st Baronet

Biography of Sir Thomas Miller 1st Baronet

Sir Thomas Miller, 1st Baronet, Lord Glenlee (1717-1788) was an alumnus of the University and Rector from 1763 to 1764.

Miller matriculated to study at the University in 1730 and studied Greek and Latin. He was called to the Bar in 1742, became Lord Justice Clerk with the title Lord Barskimming in 1766, and afterwards took the title Lord Glenlee. He was Town Clerk of Glasgow from 1748 to 1755 and MP for Dumfries from 1761 until 1766. In January 1788, shortly before his death, he succeeded Sir Robert Dundas as Lord President of the Court of Session and became a baronet.

In 1783 Miller was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is reported to have chaired its first meeting.


Sir Thomas Miller 1st Baronet
Lawyer and Politician

Born 3 November 1717.
Died 27 September 1788.
University Link: Rector
Occupation categories: lawyers; politicians
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Record last updated: 12th Mar 2008

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