Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Andrew McVeigh, B.A., Q.C.

Herbert ( Bertie) Andrew McVeigh son of John McVeigh, J.P who carried on business at Strand Road Londonderry was born on 8th December 1908. He entered the preparatory department of Foyle College in 1914 when he was just four years of age. Subsequently he attended Queen's University, Belfast from where he graduated in 1930. Thereafter he took the bar exams and was called to the Northern Ireland Bar in 1931. He took silk in 1948 and eight years later he was appointed a High Court Judge. In 1956 he was knighted upon his appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal, replacing Lord Justice Black. He was subsequently appointed a member of the Northern Ireland Privy Council. In 1966-67 he was President of Foyle College OBA. He died on 3rd October 1977.

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