Mungo Murray, 7th Earl of Mansfield

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Mungo David Malcolm Murray, 7th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield (9 August 1900 – 2 September 1971), styled Lord Scone from 1906 to 1935, was a Scottish Unionist Party politician.

Mansfield was the son of Alan Murray, 6th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield, and his wife Margaret Mary Helen, daughter of Rear-Admiral Sir Malcolm MacGregor, 4th Baronet. He entered Parliament for Perth in 1931, a seat he held until 1935, when he succeeded his father and entered the House of Lords. He was also Governor of the Edinburgh and East of Scotland College of Agriculture from 1925 to 1930, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1961 to 1962 and Lord-Lieutenant of Perthshire from 1960 to 1971.

Lord Mansfield and Mansfield married Dorothea Helena, younger daughter of the British diplomat Sir Lancelot Carnegie, in 1928. He died in September 1971, aged 71, and was succeeded in his titles by his only son William, who also became a Conservative politician. His daughter Malvina married Douglas Stuart, 20th Earl of Moray. The Countess of Mansfield and Mansfield died in 1985.

In 1933 he was one of eleven people,[a] involved in the appeal that led to the foundation of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), an organisation for the study of birds in the British Isles, of which he became the founding chairman.[1]

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  1. ^ The letter was signed:
  1. ^ "Observers of Birds" (PDF). The Times. 1 July 1933.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Noel Skelton
Member of Parliament for Perth
19311935
Succeeded by
Francis Norie-Miller
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Kinnaird
Lord-Lieutenant of Perthshire
1960–1971
Succeeded by
David Henry Butter
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Alan David Murray
Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
1935–1971
Succeeded by
William Murray