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Rankin, John Mitchelllocked

Born 20 April 1924; yr s of late Very Rev. Provost H. M. Rankin, St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, Scotland and of late Mrs Ethel Tod Rankin (née Dixon); m 1949, Heather Hope, o d of late H. K. Cox, Snaigow, Perthshire; two s two d; died 8 Aug. 1980

QC 1969; a Recorder of the Crown Court, since 1977


Trinity Coll., Glenalmond; Keble Coll., Oxford


Served in Royal Navy, 1942–46 (Lt RNVR, 1945). BA Oxon 1949; MA 1975; called to Bar, Middle Temple, 1950; Bencher, 1975. Dir, Norland Nursery Training Coll., Ltd Dep. Chm., Local Govt Boundary Commn for England, 1972–; Chm., Cttees of Investigation for GB and England and Wales (Agricl Marketing Act), 1978–. Member: BBC Programmes Complaints Commn, 1979–; Wine Standards Bd of Vintners’ Co., 1973


Painting, music, gardening




Carpmael Building, Temple, EC4

01–353 5537