Douglas Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose

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The 5th Duke of Montrose.

Douglas Beresford Malise Ronald Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose KT (7 November 1852 – 10 December 1925) was a Scottish nobleman.

The third son of the 4th Duke and Caroline Agnes, youngest daughter of the 2nd Lord Decies, he was educated at Eton College and succeeded his father in 1874.

He joined the Coldstream Guards in 1872, transferred to the 5th Lancers in 1874, and retired in 1878. Later he was Colonel commanding the 3rd Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He served in the South African War (medal and two clasps).

He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1879 and was Chancellor of the Order from 1917. He was also aide-de-camp to HM the King.

He was Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire from 1885 to 1925, Hereditary Sheriff of Dumbartonshire (now Dunbartonshire), Lord Clerk Register from 1890 until his death, and Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1916–1917.


Lord Graham married Violet Hermione Graham, daughter of Sir Frederick Graham 3rd Baronet of Netherby and his wife Lady Jane Hermione Seymour (daughter of Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset); they had five children:

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Glasgow
Lord Clerk Register
Succeeded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Dunmore
Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire
Succeeded by
The Viscount Younger of Leckie
Preceded by
The Duke of Atholl
Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle
Succeeded by
The Duke of Roxburghe
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Graham
Duke of Montrose
Succeeded by
James Graham