William Dundas

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William Dundas (1762–1845) was a Scottish politician.

The son of Robert Dundas, of Arniston, the younger, he became a barrister at Lincoln's Inn in 1788. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for the Anstruther Burghs from 1794 to 1796, for the Northern Burghs from 1796 to 1802, for Sutherland in 1802 and 1806, for Cullen in 1810 and Edinburgh from 1812 to 1831.

He appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1800 and was Secretary at War from 1804 to 1806. He was a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty in 1812. He was appointed Keeper of the Signet in 1814 and Lord Clerk Register in 1821.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Anstruther
Member of Parliament for Anstruther Burghs
1794 – 1796
Succeeded by
John Anstruther
Preceded by
Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross, Bt.
Member of Parliament for Northern Burghs
1796 – 1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Northern Burghs
18011802
Succeeded by
John Charles Villiers
Preceded by
James Grant
Member of Parliament for Sutherland
1802 – 1808
Succeeded by
John Randoll Mackenzie
Preceded by
Archibald Campbell Colquhoun
Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs
1810–1812
Succeeded by
Archibald Campbell
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Murray
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh
1812–1831
Succeeded by
Robert Adam Dundas
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Bragge
Secretary at War
1804–1806
Succeeded by
Richard Fitzpatrick
Preceded by
Archibald Colquhoun
Lord Clerk Register
1821–1841
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Dalhousie