Instant Reincarnation?

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866 – 1944), first commissioner of baseball:

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Roger Scruton (1944 – ), British philosopher:

Sir Roger Scruton

Close, but no cigar. Judge Landis died on November 20, 1944. Sir Roger was born almost 9 months earlier, on February 27, 1944.