George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie
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The Viscount Younger of Leckie
George Younger caricatured by "HCO" in Vanity Fair, 1910
|Born||13 October 1851|
|Died||29 April 1929 (aged 77)|
|Alma mater||Edinburgh Academy|
|Political party||Conservative Party|
George Younger was born on 13 October 1851. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy.
Younger left college at the age of 17 on his father's death to run the family brewery of George Younger and Son, the business founded by his great-grandfather, George Younger (baptised 17 February 1722), of Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He became chairman in 1897.
Younger was a Deputy Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire from November 1901, and an elected Unionist MP for Ayr Burghs from 1906 until 1922. He was also Chairman of the Unionist Party Organisation from 1916 to 1923, and Treasurer of the Unionist Party in 1923. He was created a baronet on 12 July 1911, and a viscount — as the 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie — on 20 February 1923.
Death and legacy
Younger died on 29 April 1929. One of his great-grandsons was the politician George Younger (1931–2003), 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Secretary of State for Scotland from 1979 to 1986, and Secretary of State for Defence from 1986 to 1989.
- Burke's Peerage & Baronetage (106th edition, 1999). Editor-in-chief: Charles Mosley; publisher: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd.
- "Viscount Younger of Leckie". The Independent. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Younger
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Ayr Burghs
Sir John Lawrence Baird
The Duke of Montrose
| Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire
William Laurence Pullar
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| Chairman of the Conservative Party
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Viscount Younger of Leckie
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baronet
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