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Walter Ian Reid Fraser
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3 FEB 1911 Hillhead, Glasgow
Alexander Reid Fraser
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Mary Ursula Cynthia Gwendolen Macdonell 8 NOV 1943 Westminster, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Alexander Andrew Macdonell Fraser
Born: 2 DEC 1946
Died: 6 FEB 2021
17 FEB 1989 Car crash on the M90 motorway between Perth and Edinburgh aged 78
He went to Repton, and studied PPE at Balliol College Oxford.

His 1936 work "Outline of Constitutional Law" (2nd edition 1948) was soon regarded as the standard work on British constitutional law.

In 1953 he was appointed QC. In 1954 he served on the Scottish Law Reform Committee and from 1960 to 1962 on the Royal Commission on the Police. From 1959 to 1964 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates. From 1964 to 1974, he was a Senator of the College of Justice and had the courtesy title of Lord Fraser. In 1974 he was appointed to the Privy Council, and on 13 January 1975 was created a life peer with the title Baron Fraser of Tullybelton, of Bankfoot in the County of Perth, and took the office of Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

He was a very active member of the House of Lords and dealt primarily with issues of further development of the administration of justice. Even in his retirement, he was a chairman of the University Commission on the reform of higher education. He died on 17 February 1989 in a car crash on the M90 motorway between Perth and Edinburgh during a snow storm.

He was knighted and became Chief Justice of the commonwealth.

Living at 20 Moray Place, Edinburgh in 1964

Wikipedia article:,_Baron_Fraser_of_Tullybelton

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