Alexander Wedderburn came from a distinguished Scottish legal family; educated at Edinburgh, he practised law there until he entered Parliament in 1761, sitting for the Scottish seat of Ayr Burghs. An ambitious lawyer, Wedderburn viewed his parliamentary interests as subservient to his advancement in the legal profession.He served as Solicitor General and Attorney General before receiving a peerage and an appointment as Chief Justice of Common Pleas. He was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1801.
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National Portrait Gallery, London
St Martin’s Place, London, Greater London, England, WC2H 0HE
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