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Adam Gifford Lord Gifford

Biography of Adam Gifford Lord Gifford

Adam Gifford (1820-1887) was a distinguished judge who founded the Gifford Lectureships at the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews.

Born in Edinburgh, Gifford became an apprentice solicitor in 1835 and attended classes at the University of Edinburgh. He was called to the bar in 1849, became Advocate-Depute in 1861 and was appointed to the Court of Session as Lord Gifford in 1870. He left £80,000 in his will to found lectureships, £20,000 of which was given to the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen.

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Adam Gifford Lord Gifford
Born 29 February 1820.
Died 20 January 1887.
University Link: Benefactor
Occupation categories: lawyers
NNAF Reference: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P11234
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Record last updated: 26th Oct 2007

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