Thomas Macpherson, 1st Baron Macpherson of Drumochter
Macpherson was the son of James Macpherson of Muirhead near Chryston in Lanarkshire. He was Chairman of Macpherson, Train & Co Ltd, food and produce importers and exporters. He was also involved in the Food Defence Plans organisation from 1938 to 1939 and served Chairman of the London Provision Exchange and as a Member of the Port of London Authority. In 1945 Macpherson was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Romford, a seat he held until 1950. The following year, on 30 January 1951, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Macpherson of Drumochter, of Great Warley in the County of Essex.
Lord Macpherson of Drumochter married Lucy, daughter of Arthur Butcher, in 1920. He died in June 1965, aged 76, and was succeeded in the barony by his only son Gordon. Lady Macpherson of Drumochter died in 1984.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Macpherson
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Romford
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|New creation||Baron Macpherson of Drumochter||Succeeded by
James Gordon Macpherson