David Maxwell Fyfe, human rights champion

The World Today Updated 4 January 2021 Published 12 June 2015 1 minute READ
  1. Born in 1900 to the headmaster of Aberdeen Grammar School, David Maxwell Fyfe was a British Conservative politician, lawyer and judge who served as Solicitor General, Attorney General, Home Secretary and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
  2. By 1934 he had become the youngest King’s Counsel in 250 years. In 1945, as deputy to the Attorney General, Sir Hartley Shawcross, Maxwell Fyfe became Britain’s deputy chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials.

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