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Kenneth James Muir MacKenzie

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Kenneth James Muir MacKenzie (1 May 1882 – 3 June 1931)[1] was a British soldier, lawyer, and judge. After serving initially as Solicitor General of the East Africa Protectorate from 30 November 1919,[2] he went on to serve as Attorney General of Fiji from 1922 to 1927. He acted in an interim capacity as Chief Justice of Fiji and Chief Judicial Commissioner for the Western Pacific from 1922 to 1923. He also served as a member of the Legislative Council of Fiji in 1927.[3]

Kenneth James Muir MacKenzie
12th Attorney General of Fiji
In office
1922–1927
Monarch George V
Governor Sir Cecil Hunter Rodwell
Sir Eyre Hutson
Preceded by Sir Alfred Young
Succeeded by Percy McElwaine
Acting Chief Justice of Fiji
In office
1922–1923
Monarch George V
Governor Sir Cecil Hunter Rodwell
Preceded by Sir Charles Davson
Succeeded by Sir Alfred Young
Personal details
Born 1 May 1882
British India
Died 3 June 1931(1931-06-03) (aged 49)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Phyllis Taylor
24 July 1915 – 3 June 1931
(his death)
Children 1 son, 1 daughter (twins)
Occupation Soldier, Lawyer, Jurist
Military service
Rank Captain
Unit Royal Munster Fusiliers

Muir MacKenzie served in the 5th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, attaining the rank of Captain.[4]

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Born in India,[5] Muir MacKenzie was the son of Sir John William Pitt Muir MacKenzie, an administrator in British India,[6] and Fanny Louisa Johnstone. On 24 July 1915 he married Phyllis Taylor, daughter of Henry Howard Taylor. They had twin children: Lieutenant Commander Hamish Muir MacKenzie (20 October 1917 – 18 June 1947) and Susan Muir MacKenzie (20 October 1917 – 1978).[7]

Legal offices
Preceded by

Solicitor General of East Africa Protectorate
1919–c.1922
Succeeded by

Preceded by

Attorney General of Fiji
1922–1927
Succeeded by

Preceded by

Sir Charles Simon Davson
Acting
Chief Judicial Commissioner for the Western Pacific

1922–1923
Succeeded by

Acting
Chief Justice of Fiji

1922–1923
Political offices
Preceded by

Member of the Legislative Council of Fiji
1927
Succeeded by

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