Edmund Findlay

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Sir (John) Edmund (Ritchie) Findlay, 2nd Baronet FRSE (14 June 1902 – 6 September 1962) was a Scottish politician and baronet. He was MP for Banffshire from 1935 to 1938.


He was the eldest son of Sir John Ritchie Findlay, 1st Baronet, and Dame Harriet Findlay (DBE) (born Harriet Jane Backhouse). He was educated at Harrow School and then attended university at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating BA.

He married Margaret Jean Graham.

Like his father and grandfather, John Ritchie Findlay, he was proprietor of The Scotsman newspaper.

He succeeded his father to the baronetcy in 1930[1] and was in turn succeeded by his brother, Lt.-Col. Roland Lewis Findlay.

In 1932 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were James Watt, Robert Grant, Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer and James Hartley Ashworth.[2]

He was Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) for Banffshire from 1935-1945.

In 1953 he sold the Scotsman newspaper to Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, ending the long connection between the Findlay family and the paper.[3]

He died on 6 September 1962 in Bermuda in the West Indies.[4] He is buried on the island in St Marks Church cemetery.[5]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Murdoch McKenzie Wood
Member of Parliament for Banffshire
Succeeded by
William Duthie
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ritchie Findlay
(of Aberlour)

Succeeded by
Roland Lewis Findlay