Maxwell Fyfe was born in Aberdeen in 1900. Educated at George
Watson's College, Edinburgh, and Ballioli College, Oxford.
Fyfe worked as a lawyer and in 1934 became Britain's youngest
KC since the 16th century. A member of the Conservative Party,
he was elected to the House of Commons in 1935.
Winston Churchill appointed Maxwell Fyfe as Solicitor General
and was deputy chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials.
Fyfe lost office in 1945 but returned as home secretary (1951-54)
and Lord Chancellor (1954-1962).
Fyfe, Lord Kilmuir, Earl Fyfe of Dornoch, died in 1967.