David Maxwell Fyfe

David Maxwell Fyfe

David Maxwell Fyfe was born in Aberdeen in 1900. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and Ballioli College, Oxford.

Maxwell 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.

In 1942 Winston Churchill appointed Maxwell Fyfe as Solicitor General and was deputy chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials.

Maxwell Fyfe lost office in 1945 but returned as home secretary (1951-54) and Lord Chancellor (1954-1962).

David Maxwell Fyfe, Lord Kilmuir, Earl Fyfe of Dornoch, died in 1967.