Lorcan McLaird was an eccentric Minister for Magic who was in office for just two years (1923 – 1925).
- Spoke only in monosyllables
- Blew puffs of smoke from his wand
- Irritated constituents until they forced him from office (Pm: Ministers for Magic)
"Lorcan" is the name of several High Kinds of Ireland. A "laird" is a Scottish Lord or owner of a large estate. The two names together denote someone of possibly royal birth or great inherited wealth.