George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

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George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair OBE, K.StJ, JP (20 January 1879 – 6 January 1965), styled Lord Haddo until 1916 and Earl of Haddo from 1916 to 1934, was a Scottish peer and politician.

Aberdeen was born in 1879 at Grosvenor Square, London, the eldest son of John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, and his wife Ishbel, daughter of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth. He was educated at Harrow, St Andrews University and Balliol College, Oxford. He was a Progressive member of the London County Council for Peckham from 1910 to 1925 and for Fulham West from 1931 to 1934. He was also Chairman of the Charity Organization Society from 1934 to 1937 and Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire between 1934 and 1965. Aberdeen was invested as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1920, as a Knight of the Order of St John (K.StJ) in 1949, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of Laws from the University of Aberdeen in 1954.

Lord Aberdeen and Temair married, firstly, Mary Florence Clixby, on 6 August 1906. After her death in 1937 he married, secondly, Anna Orrok Stronach Sheila Forbes, on 21 December 1940. She died in 1949. There were no children from the two marriages. Lord Aberdeen and Temair died in January 1965, aged 85, and was succeeded in the marquessate by his younger brother, Dudley.



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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire
Succeeded by
Sir Ian Forbes-Leith
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Hamilton-Gordon
Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Succeeded by
Dudley Gordon