John Buchan, 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Tweedsmuir
Baron Tweedsmuir
In office
11 February 1940 – 20 June 1996
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
Clement Attlee
Sir Anthony Eden
Harold Macmillan
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Harold Wilson
Edward Heath
James Callaghan
Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Preceded by John Buchan
Succeeded by William Buchan
Personal details
Born 25 November 1911
Died June 20, 1996(1996-06-20) (aged 84)
Parents John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir
Susan Charlotte Grosvenor
Alma mater Eton College
Brasenose College, Oxford

John Norman Stuart Buchan, 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir CBE, CD (25 November 1911 – 20 June 1996), was a Scottish peer and the son of John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir. He has been described as a "brilliant fisherman and naturalist, a gallant soldier and fine writer of English, an explorer, colonial administrator and man of business."[1]

Buchan was educated at Eton and in 1930 he went up to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated with a fourth class degree in History.[1] After a period in the Colonial Administrative Service in Uganda he joined the Governor General's Foot Guards in 1939. In 1941 saw active service with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in Sicily for which he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Eric Linklater
Rector of the University of Aberdeen
Succeeded by
Jimmy Edwards
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Buchan
Baron Tweedsmuir
1940 – 1996
Succeeded by
William Buchan