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List of famous magistrates, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top magistrates in the world? This includes the most prominent magistrates, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable magistrates is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic magistrates were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned magistrates.

A factual list, featuring people like Plutarch and Benedetto Marcello.

From reputable, prominent, and well known magistrates to the lesser known magistrates of today, these are some of the best professionals in the magistrate field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous magistrates ever?" and "What are the names of famous magistrates?" then you're in the right place. (62 items)

Plutarch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Plutarch was a Greek historian, biographer and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is considered today to be a Middle Platonist. Plutarch's surviving works seem to ...more

Benedetto Marcello is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Benedetto Giacomo Marcello was an Italian composer, writer, advocate, magistrate, and teacher.

Mario Finzi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Mario Finzi was born in Bologna, Italy, from an Italian Jewish family: both his father Amerigo Finzi, and his mother, Ebe Castelfranchi, were teachers. A musician of great talent, he graduated ...more

Louise Lake-Tack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack, GCMG, DStJ is a former Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.

Liu Shou-ch'eng is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Liu Shou-ch'eng was the magistrate and elected head of Yilan County in Taiwan in 1997-2005. Liu is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party, and was first elected to his current post in ...more

Thomas Alexander Browne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Thomas Alexander Browne was an author, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood. He is best known for his novel Robbery Under Arms.

Richard Waldron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Richard Waldron was a major opponent of the Wentworth oligarchy in colonial New Hampshire. He supported a continued political subordination of New Hampshire to Massachusetts and opposed moves to ...more

Giancarlo De Cataldo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Giancarlo De Cataldo is a screenwriter.

Alfred Malherbe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Alfred Malherbe was a French magistrate and amateur naturalist born in Mauritius to family originally from Metz. He was the administrator of the Museum of Metz. He devoted his spare time to ...more

Uriah Rennie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Uriah D. Rennie is a retired English football referee.

William Penny Brookes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
William Penny Brookes was an English surgeon, magistrate, botanist, and educationalist especially known for inspiring the modern Olympic Games, the Wenlock Olympian Games and for his promotion ...more

Moralia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
The Moralia of the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea is an eclectic collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches. They give an insight into Roman and Greek life, but often are ...more

Rod Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Rodney David Blackmore OAM, is a former senior magistrate in the Australian state of New South Wales. He is perhaps best known for his work with children and adolescents. Blackmore's last ...more

Harald Gram is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Harald Gram was a Norwegian jurist, politician and genealogist. He was secretary general for the Conservative Party of Norway for 22 years, deputy mayor of Aker, member of Parliament from 1928 ...more

John Cutt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
John Cutt was the first President of the Province of New Hampshire. Cutt was born in Wales, emigrated to the colonies in 1646, and became a successful merchant and mill owner in Portsmouth, New ...more

John Forbes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Magistrates

Nathaniel Wells is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Nathaniel Wells Nathaniel Wells, was the son of a Welsh merchant and a black slave. After inheriting his father's plantations, he became a wealthy land owner, magistrate, the second black person to hold a ...more

Raimundo Correia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Raimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, judge and magistrate. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Olavo Bilac, he was a member of the "Parnassian Triad". He ...more

Thomas Westbrook Waldron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Thomas Westbrook Waldron, a captain in the 1745 expedition against the Fortress of Louisbourg, afterwards a commissioner at Albany, New York, a Royal councillor in 1782 and later described as a ...more

Henry Hunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Henry Hunter Henry Hunter was a prominent Tasmanian architect and civil servant, best known for his work on churches. During his life was also at various times a state magistrate of Tasmania, a member of the ...more

Sir Robert Mackenzie, 10th Bar... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Sir Robert Mackenzie, 10th Baronet Sir Robert Ramsay Mackenzie, 10th Baronet was premier of Queensland, Australia from August 1867 to November 1868.

George Small is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
George Small George Small was a partner of the Scottish piano manufacturing firm of Muir, Wood and Company, an Edinburgh magistrate and a philanthropist.

Richard Waldron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Richard Waldron Major Richard Waldron dominated the society and economy of early colonial Dover, New Hampshire and had a substantial presence in greater New Hampshire and in neighbouring Massachusetts. He was ...more

Pat O'Shane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Pat O'Shane Patricia June "Pat" O'Shane, AM, an Indigenous Australian of the Kunjandji clan of the Yalangi people, a teacher, barrister, public servant, jurist and Aboriginal activist, was ...more

Llewelyn Traherne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Llewelyn Traherne Llewelyn Traherne was a Welsh magistrate and briefly High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1801.

John Jacob Hottel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
John Jacob Hottel

Barnaby Miln is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Barnaby Miln Barnaby Miln He was the first lay person to come out as gay in the General Synod of the Church of England and thereby the most publicly gay magistrate in England and Wales. The Miln family ...more

Charles Arthur Whitmore Monckt... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Charles Arthur Whitmore Monckton

John Pascoe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
John Henry Pascoe, AO, CVO is Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales. Previous positions he has held have included ...more

José Joaquín Rodríguez Zeledón is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
José Joaquín Rodríguez Zeledón José Joaquín Rodríguez Zeledón was President of Costa Rica from 1890 to 1894. Rodríguez was born on 6 January 1837. He studied law at the University of San ...more

Omeriah Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Omeriah Malcolm Omeriah Malcolm was the father of Cedella Marley-Booker.

Dante Troisi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Dante Troisi Dante Troisi was an Italian writer and magistrate. His writings primarily deal with the cultural and sociological woes of Italy following World War II. Much of his literature draws on issues ...more

Thomas Westropp Bennett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Thomas Westropp Bennett Thomas William Westropp Bennett was an Irish politician, magistrate and public figure in Irish agriculture. Born on his father's estate in Ballymurphy, County Limerick he was the eldest son of ...more

Samuel McDonald Martin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Samuel McDonald Martin Magistrate and author of the pamphlet "New Zealand in 1842; or the Effects of a Bad Government on a Good Country"

Thomas Danforth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Thomas Danforth Thomas Danforth was a politician, magistrate, and landowner in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. A conservative Puritan, he served for many years as one of the colony's councilors and magistrates, ...more

Yang Zengxin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Yang Zengxin Yang Zengxin, born in Mengzi, Honghe, Yunnan in 1859, was the ruler of Xinjiang after the Xinhai Revolution in 1911 until his assassination in 1928.

Jonathan Corwin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Jonathan Corwin Jonathan Corwin was a wealthy New England merchant, politician, and magistrate. He is best known as one of the judges involved in the Salem witch trials of 1692, although his later work also ...more

Nathanael Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Nathanael Chalmers Nathanael Chalmers was a New Zealand pastoralist, explorer, politician, planter, sugar miller and magistrate. He was born in Rothesay, on the island of Bute, Scotland on 22 August 1830. He was a ...more

Antonio Ingroia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Antonio Ingroia Antonio Ingroia is an Italian magistrate and politician and leader of Civil Revolution, with Luigi de Magistris, the mayor of Naples. Ingroia is also the director of a UN investigation against ...more

William Meldrum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
William Meldrum Brigadier General William Meldrum CB, CMG, DSO, VD was a New Zealand lawyer, farmer, military leader, magistrate and local politician. He was born in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand on 28 July

Marty Martin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Marty Martin Marty Martin is a writer, speaker, and co-owner of a digital marketing agency in Raleigh, North Carolina. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, Marty has contributed to or been featured in many ...more

Pietro Calogero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Pietro Calogero Pietro Calogero is a magistrate.

Richard Martinez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Richard Martinez Richard C. Martinez is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 5th District since 2001.

Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Michael Johnson Father of Dr Samuel Johnson. Macaulay tells us he left very little money, which went to his widow and £20 to his son, Samuel Johnson, who was struggling financially at Oxford University.

Carl von Oertzen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Carl von Oertzen Carl von Oertzen was the mother of Maria Magdalena von Oertzen.

Matthew Ryan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Matthew Ryan Matthew Ryan was a Canadian politician. He served on the 1st Council of the Northwest Territories from 1876 to 1883, as Stipendiary Magistrate. Ryan was born in Newfoundland in the 1810, of ...more

Thomas Wesley Overall, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Thomas Wesley Overall, Jr. Thomas Wesley Overall, Jr. is a federal magistrate.

Justin Huang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Justin Huang Justin Huang is a politician in the Republic of China. He currently serves as the Magistrate of Taitung County since 20 December 2009.

Henry Chester is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Henry Chester Henry Marjoribanks Chester was a public servant and police magistrate in colonial Queensland. Chester was born in London, England, son of William Chester, and educated at Christ's Hospital, the ...more

Joseph Anderson Panton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Magistrates
Joseph Anderson Panton Joseph Anderson Panton CMG, was a Scottish-born Australian magistrate and goldfields commissioner. Panton was born in Knockiemil, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the son of John Panton and his wife ...more