Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll

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Ian Campbell, 12th and 5th Duke of Argyll, DL, FRSA (28 August 1937 – 21 April 2001), styled Marquess of Lorne between 1949 and 1973, was a Scottish Peer and Chief of Clan Campbell. He was also the 5th Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute.[1]

Argyll was the son of Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, and his second wife, Louise Hollingsworth Morris Clews. He was brought up in Portugal and France, educated at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland and Glenalmond College in Scotland before going on to McGill University in Canada where he studied engineering.[1]

In 1953, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, earning the rank of captain. Following his military service he worked in banking, then spent four years as a sales executive with Rank Xerox Export, regularly travelling behind the Iron Curtain. In 1968 he took over running the dukedom's Inveraray Castle estate for his father.[1]

On the death of his father in 1973, Argyll became a member of the Board of Directors of three distilleries and in 1977 became Chairman of Beinn Bhuidhe Holdings Ltd. in 1977. He was invested as a Knight of the Order of St. John in 1975.

Married in 1964 to Iona Mary Colquhoun, daughter of Sir Ivar Colquhoun, 8th Baronet, the couple had a son Torquhil Ian Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll and a daughter Lady Louise Iona Campbell, now Lady Louise Burrell.[2] They lived at Inveraray Castle in Argyll. While most Dukes and Duchesses of Argyll are buried at Kilmun Parish Church, the 12th Duke and his father, the 11th Duke, both chose to be buried on the island of Inishail in Loch Awe.

Iona, Duchess of Argyll, and her daughter Lady Louise are both Patronesses of the Royal Caledonian Ball.[3]

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Arms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Duke of Argyll". The Daily Telegraph. 23 April 2001. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Iona, Duchess of Argyll and Lady Louise Burrell". Tatler. 
  3. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Bute
Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute
1994–2001
Vacant
Title next held by
Kenneth MacKinnon
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Ian Campbell
Duke of Argyll
1973–2001
Succeeded by
Torquhil Campbell
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Campbell
Duke of Argyll
1973–2001
Succeeded by
Torquhil Campbell