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John Fletcher Moulton (1844-1921), British judge. Moulton was called to the bar in 1874. He was made a judge in 1885, shaping patent law regarding early telephone and electric lighting systems. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1880, and was a Member of Parliament from 1885 to 1906. Made Lord Justice in 1906, he was elevated to the Lords in 1912 as Baron Moulton. For his World War I work on explosives he was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB, 1915) and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE, 1917). Portrait from 'History of the Institution of Electrical Engineers 1871-1931' (Appleyard, 1939).
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