William Warrender Mackenzie, 1st Baron Amulree, GBE, PC, KC — Knight Commander — (19 August 1860 – 5 May 1942) was born in Scone, a town outside of Perth, Scotland. He was the fourth son of Robert MacKenzie and his wife the former Jean Menzies. The Baron was also known as Sir William Mackenzie between 1918 and 1929. His alma mater was the University of Edinburgh where he took a M.A. and later towards the end of his life, received an honorary LL.D. His elder brother James was a distinguished physician, and knighted for his service.
MacKenzie several books on the history of the standardization of elementary education from 1870-1891. He was considered a knowledgeable advocate and later adviser to Parliament, business and law on this topic. Under fellow Scot, Ramsay MacDonald, he was the Secretary of State, between 1930 and 1931.¹
Marc Jones has the Baron listed as 1859 instead of 1860 and the time at 11:25 PM. We have rectified that to 1:25 PM giving him a 20 Scorpio rising or the symbol of the Shield of Odin, highlighting his attitude that a higher order of consideration must be taken from the group perspective.
And Justice for all
MacKenzie is a bucket with a Mars handle, rather appropriate for his calling as a barrister. He was a competitive man who needed challenges in his life otherwise would be restless, and remained politically active all of his life. The asteroid Justitia is appropriately in the ninth house of higher education and calling and it and the eighth have the bulk of his natal planets.
He was married once to Lilian Bradbury on June 1, 1897, who shows up as the Venus on the eighth house cusp. They had at least one son, Basil William Sholto MacKenzie, the 2nd Baron Amulree born July 25, 1900 before she reposed on June 3, 1916. There is a semisextile interception in his eighth as well, demonstrating his devotion to her memory.
Pluto in Taurus, discovered on February 18, 1930, corresponds roughly to his retirement from active politics, though he did remain an occasional adviser to his party. It has the symbol of a “Red Cross nurse” and shows how he was always on call.
- Wilson, Horace. “WILLIAM WARRENDER MACKENZIE, BARON AMULREE OF STRATHBRAAN; HIS INFLUENCE ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.” Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, vol. 94, no. 4709, 1946, pp. 106–113. www.jstor.org/stable/41362238.