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The Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore

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Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
1 October 2009 – 30 September 2020
Nominated by Jack Straw
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by The Lord Stephens of Creevyloughgare
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
29 June 2009 – 30 September 2009
Preceded by The Lord Carswell
Succeeded by Position abolished
Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
In office
2004–2009
Appointed by Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir Robert Carswell
Succeeded by Sir Declan Morgan
Personal details
Born (1948-02-22)22 February 1948
Died 1 December 2020(2020-12-01) (aged 72)
Nationality British, Irish
Spouse(s) Gillian Widdowson
Children 2
Alma mater Queen's University Belfast

Brian Francis Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, PC (/kɜːr/; 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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