John Clarke MacDermott (1896 - 1979):
John MacDermott was born in Belfast and was educated at Campbell College, Belfast, and Queen's University, Belfast, where from 1931 to 1935 he was Lecturer in Jurisprudence and, from 1951 to 1969, Pro-Chancellor. He was Unionist member of parliament for Queen's University and in 1941 he was appointed Attorney-General. In 1944 he became a High Court judge and in 1947 Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. From 1951 to 1971 he served as Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland.