Manuel Kissen Lord Kissen

Biography of Manuel Kissen Lord Kissen

Manuel Abraham Kissen (originally Kissenisky), Lord Kissen (1912-1981) was a graduate of the University who was Scotland's first Jewish High Court judge. He was awarded an LLD in 1968 and the Lord Kissen Memorial Prize is named for him.

Born in Vilnius in Lithuania, Kissen moved with his family to Glasgow. He graduated MA from the University in 1931 and became a law apprentice and then, after gaining an LLB, a stores manager. He served in the RAF during the Second World War, after which he was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He held a number of positions as a legal adviser to government departments and served on committees such as the Law Reform Committee for Scotland (as chairman). He was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice in 1963, becoming Scotland's first Jewish High Court judge.


Manuel Kissen Lord Kissen

Born 3 May 1912, Lithuania.
Died 28 May 1981.
University Link: Alumnus, Honorary Graduate
Occupation categories: lawyers
Record last updated: 7th May 2008

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  • Alumnus
  • Honorary Graduate


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