Our President in 1895 was::
The Hon. Lord Ardwell
He proposed the Toast to Sir Walter at our 2nd Annual Dinner on Wednesday 6th November 1895 in the Waterloo Rooms, Edinburgh.
Read the text of his address here
Andrew Jameson, Lord Ardwall (5 July 1845 – 21 November 1911) was a Scottish barrister and judge. He is the subject of a 1913 biography by John Buchan.
Born at Ayr on 5 July 1845, he was eldest son of Alexandra, daughter of Alexander Colquhoun Campbell of Barnhill, Dumbartonshire and her husband, Andrew Jameson, sheriff of Aberdeen. Educated at Edinburgh Academy, he graduated with an MA from the University of St Andrews in 1865. He then attended the University of Edinburgh, and on 19 May 1870 he passed at the Scottish bar, where he gradually built up a practice.
In 1882 Jameson was appointed junior counsel to the department of woods and forests. On 27 April 1886 he was made sheriff of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk. Having taken part in politics as a Liberal Unionist, he received from Lord Salisbury's government in 1890 the office of sheriff of Ross, Cromarty and Sutherland on 28 November 1890, and became sheriff of Perthshire on 27 October 1891.
On the resignation of Henry Moncreiff, 2nd Baron Moncreiff, Jameson was raised to the bench, on 6 January 1905, with the title of Lord Ardwall. In the same year he was made an honorary LLD of the University of St Andrews. After an illness of about six months he died, at 14 Moray Place, Edinburgh, on 21 November 1911, and was buried at Anwoth in Kirkcudbrightshire. was Editor of the Scotsman 1880-1905. He was born in Hull. After being educated in the Hull Grammer School he joined the staff of The Hull Advertiser, as sub-editor and manager. Following this, in 1861, he became gallery report in the House of Commons for The Morning Star, where he remain for seven years, resigning to become assistant to Alexander Russel, then editor of The Scotsman. On the death of Mr. Russel he became editor. He wrote several books, among which were "Letters on South Africa" and "An Editor's Retrospective."
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