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The Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore
|Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom|
1 October 2009 – 30 September 2020
|Nominated by||Jack Straw|
|Preceded by||Position created|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Stephens of Creevyloughgare|
|Lord of Appeal in Ordinary|
29 June 2009 – 30 September 2009
|Preceded by||The Lord Carswell|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland|
|Appointed by||Elizabeth II|
|Preceded by||Sir Robert Carswell|
|Succeeded by||Sir Declan Morgan|
|Born||22 February 1948|
|Died||1 December 2020(aged 72)|
|Alma mater||Queen's University Belfast|
Brian Francis Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, PC ( 22 February 1948 – 1 December 2020) was a British politician and lawyer.
He was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and then as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2009 until his retirement in 2020. Until his retirement, Kerr was the longest serving Supreme Court Justice, and the last original member of the Court.
Kerr died on 1 December 2020 at the age of 72.
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